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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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combine with the bell tower

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The fun here really comes from the local life surrounding. Just steps away from Bell tower and Muslim street.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Xian drum tower is very well preserved. While you cannot go in, the drums are visible (no longer in use, sadly). The building is floodlit at night and wonderfully punctuates the end of the Muslim street.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Looks really impressive lit up at night. Very attractive and quite imposing. Fits in well within the Moslem Quarter

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

this is one of the places you should see if you visit Xi'an. Lots of history and character. Some of the drums are huge.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Could have more information on display & provide some more context. Given its age its still worth a visit regardless

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Like the Bell Tower, be sure to walk through the main area of Xi'an at night to see the beautiful Drum Tower lit up at night, surrounding by lively street vendors and other city-goers.

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Address: The Southern of Xi'an West Main Street Beiyuanmen,, Xi'an 710003, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shaanxi  >  Xi'an
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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