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Drum Tower (Gulou)

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Address: The Southern of Xi'an West Main Street Beiyuanmen,, Xi'an 710003, China
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Built in 1384, this imposing tower was rebuilt after the 1949 Communist...

Built in 1384, this imposing tower was rebuilt after the 1949 Communist revolution.

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Amazing Display of Chinese Drums

A worthwhile visit combined ticket with the Bell Tower, The Wall and Muslim Street. Much history and great views.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Hogg4
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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A worthwhile visit combined ticket with the Bell Tower, The Wall and Muslim Street. Much history and great views.

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Wuhan, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shopping and food and two beautiful towers. This area is a perfect place to wrap up a day. If you are tired and hungry from your day's explorations, come here. Food is everywhere, especially the adjacent Muslim quarter. Want to shop? The area is surrounded by malls. Want to see beautiful buildings? Come at night when they are lit up.... More 

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Knoxville, TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the many interesting places in the city of X'ian. the building is antique and houses many drums. The most impressive is a huge drum, well over six feet in circumference on exterior of the top level.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Used to signify the onset of nightfall. Worth a visit, when in the Old City. Nothing outstanding. Just something you have to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The drum ticket should be bought with the bell tower for ¥50. The views are good and right next to the Muslim quarter.

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Karlsbad, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The drum tower is a landmark and can be seen from far away. It is also the entrance to the muslim quarter. It is worth a visit - especially by night, when it's illuminated.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Drum Tower is just a stone throw from our hotel, Merlinhod Hotel. We were so amazed with the view of the Drum Tower at night and adding the bustling of the Muslim Quarter. It is just so happening.

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Centerville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family visited the tower and enjoyed a sampling of drum playing as well as awesome views of the city. The Ginwa shopping mall is a great place to enjoy the Chinese nightlife.

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The Tower is located adjacent to the Muslim Quarter. It is two stories high and houses 24 drums that in days past were used to mark time and in concert with the nearby to provide an alarm in time of danger. A 25th drum--reported to be the largest in China was added in the mid 1990s and is used during... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

the Drum tower closed to Muslim Quarter. if you buy a both ticket (Bell and Drum tower) is cheaper,but nothing interested inside. it's beautiful when the Drum tower open the light on midnight.

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