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“Good Views” 3 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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Ranked #16 of 240 Attractions in Xi'an
Type: Historic Sites, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
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Owner description: Built in 1384, this imposing tower was rebuilt after the 1949 Communist revolution.
Luton, United Kingdom
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“Good Views”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The drum tower gives a good view of the local food market and is close to the Bazaars also the main shopping Mall but apart from the drums is not really a lot of interest

Visited October 2013
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“Bell tower Xi'an”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Best way not to get lost. This is the center of the old town. From there you can access to the night market and to the city wall in a few minutes.

Visited October 2013
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“See the show!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Get the double ticket for drum and bell towers. Time your visit to take in the performance. It is short but worth seeing. If you go from one tower straight to the other, the performances are staggered, so you can fit both in.

Visited September 2013
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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“Great place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Buy combined ticket for drum tower and bell tower and save money! Very interesting inside and out, lots of drums in the inner museum. Drum show on at certain times of the day, sit down early to secure a seat otherwise stand. Lots of steps as usual in China!
View from outside at night time, absolutely stunning lit up. Muslim street entrance at the back of Drum Tower.

Visited October 2013
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“Drum Tower”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Worth the look something different and history worth reading.We visited in 2008-2009. Sightseeing around the drum tower O/K, Cafe restaurants have nice coffee.

Visited November 2012
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