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“Buy the combo ticket” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Drum Tower (Gulou)

Drum Tower (Gulou)
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
Ranked #16 of 240 Attractions in Xi'an
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Observation decks & towers, Sights & Landmarks
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Owner description: Built in 1384, this imposing tower was rebuilt after the 1949 Communist revolution.
Lusaka, Zambia
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“Buy the combo ticket”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Buy the combo ticket, for the drum and bell tower. Worth waiting for the live drumming. The youngsters preforming were very good, liked the costumes as well.

Visited June 2012
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San Francisco, California
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“A Main Attraction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

The same applies for this tower as well. The Drum Tower and the Bell Tower are in the same vicinity so it makes it very convenient to see two main attractions simultaneously, towering over the city.

Visited March 2013
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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“nice from the outside”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

There is not that much to see in the drum tower. But it looks great from the outside, especially at night when it's completely lit up with lights.

Visited April 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Nice place to see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

The fact that the Drum Tower is so close to the Bell tower is good this way you can take beautiful picture of the latter. Also right next to it is the walking street which is full of life, a must see place.

Visited May 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Drum show??”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

The Drum Tower is a good point for a long distance view of the Bell Tower and vice versa. As the sky of Xian is dismal with all the haze/smoke (from all the construction, I think, and it's raining mud), I was looking forward for the drum show at dusk while waiting for the lights to came on at Bell Tower. Oh well, NO show and there's not even an announcement of any cancellation. At least these two towers are lighted up pretty at night, if that's any consolation.

Visited April 2013
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