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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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Description: 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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It's very similar with bell tower and we didn't even go up for visit. When you are buying ticket for bell tower, buy a packet ticket which cost 50 rmb. Both tower are so close.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

It's very similar with bell tower and we didn't even go up for visit. When you are buying ticket for bell tower, buy a packet ticket which cost 50 rmb. Both tower are so close.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It is a very interesting place were you can spend one morning admiring the drum traditions of ancient China. Try to get there early in the morning in order to avoid the rush of the huge groups of nationals visiting the place. This is not one of the top places visited in Xi'an but it is still packed with people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great place day or night. Check the time for the performances and get there a little early to get a good spot. Lots of shopping and eating. Pair your admission with the bell tower

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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is one of the prominent buildings on this square - you can get a combined ticket for this with the bell tower. While I think that visiting this building by looking at it is very important (having a look at the square this building is located at is important - it's basically the heart of Xi'an!) I don't think... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you're out, then stop in here and the Bell tower. At selected times of the day, they do have drum shows. If you are into drums, they have a collection of old instruments. As with most things in the area, it is in need of some repair and refreshing. Too many people have touched items, leaving them grimy and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Only best to see during the night due to the light but inside were average. The entrancee fee were too expensive.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Interesting architecture. When we were there, there was also a show that played inside the tower, which was entertaining.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

nice place to see all the different drums. This chinese architecture is nice to see and when it gets illuminated at night, it is even nicer.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Not much difference from the bell tower except for the location. If you want to visit, just visit either one of it. There are drum performances for both towers so do check out the timing performance.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Did not get to stop in unfortunately, but looked very impressive from afar. It's splendid at night when it is illuminated.

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