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Drum Tower (Gulou)

Address: The Southern of Xi'an West Main Street Beiyuanmen,, Xi'an 710003, China
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Xi'an Muslim Quarter Small-Group Walking Tour
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Ranked #17 of 241 Attractions in Xi'an
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Observation Decks/ Towers, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Built in 1384, this imposing tower was rebuilt after the 1949...
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Type: Historic Sites, Observation Decks/ Towers, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Owner description: Built in 1384, this imposing tower was rebuilt after the 1949 Communist revolution.
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

If you time your visit when there's a performance, it's pretty worth it. The drum performance was quite good. Other than that, we didn't find it too interesting as it was rather smoggy when we were there so we couldn't really see very far. The Muslim Quarter is behind so you can take a pretty nice top view of the... More 

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Chorzow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Watching both - Bell Tower and Draum Tower is a rare veiw in China. Once you pass by the Drum Tower you enter an absolutely lovely street full of food stalls, candy shops, souvenirs, artcrafts, candized fruits on sticks, grilled snacks etc. A lovely (also busy and crowded) place in the night, but not to be missed once you are... More 

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Langfang, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The Drum Tower and Bell Tower can be purchased as a combo ticket for 50 yuan or they are 35 yuan each to visit. I recommend both to view a piece of Chinese history. Just like the Bell Tower, they have drum performances throughout the day.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Very much like the Bell Tower. But this is placed with a lot of drums. There are drum performance at specific time. Since it's near the Bell Tower, I would recommend you to go there too after visiting this Drum Tower. The Drum Tower is also next to the Muslim Street. You can get great food and souvenirs there. Remember... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

You will pass this as part of your walking tour through the city and very pretty. At night it's most beautiful.

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Bridgeton, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Also a very nice sight, similar to the Bell Tower, wonderfully lit at nite! The Bell Tower was used to signify, in Ancient times, the opening of the gates to the citizenry, in the morning, and the Drum Tower was to signify the closing of the gates at nite.

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Jakarta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Well worth going to. We were lucky to see an exhibition of drum playing, they were fantastic. The variety of drums was amazing. Definitely a must.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

My friend and I stumbled across the Drum Tower while we are walking around Xi'an City at night. It looks magnificent with the bright lights emitting from it and certainly stand out from the other malls and buildings surrounding it. We didn't enter it though.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The architecture and colours of building is something to see, it's like a huge landmark that you drive around, they really look after it as beautiful flowers had just been planted for expansive effect.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Like the Bell Tower, this is an interesting thing to look at from afar and admire the architecture, but there are other cooler things to do and see in the city.

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