Bell Tower (Zhonglou)

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Bell Tower (Zhonglou)
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Architectural Buildings • Observation Decks & Towers
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
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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This renovated 118-foot tower was built in 1384 and moved to its present site in the city center in 1582.
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MikeJuliya
Colombo, Sri Lanka643 contributions
City Center
Sep 2017
This is something like heart of the city.
You can visit this from in every different time periods with different types of decorations.
Interesting. But there is not much things inside. But visit at most one time to inside.
Written July 25, 2018
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KishenHarendra
Bengaluru, India710 contributions
Worthy visit
Jun 2017 • Family
This is another worthy visit in Xi'an...try to cover this one also in the night for some stunning views...excellent place to spend some nice time with family...
Written September 13, 2017
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Jun Z
Richmond Hill, Canada30 contributions
Must see in the center of Hu county
Feb 2017 • Family
It's right on the center of Hu county.
It has 600 years history. In 1950s, it was the government office. In the past, the gates on the ground floor were open for transport.
Flea market is around the tower now.
Written February 18, 2017
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AsyrafAsh
Singapore, Singapore44 contributions
Beautiful at night
Dec 2014 • Friends
My friend and I stumbled across the Bell Tower while we are walking around Xi'an City at night. Located near the Drum Tower, 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.
Written December 21, 2014
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funnyexperience
Hong Kong, China74 contributions
Good for taking photo!
Mar 2014
It is not worthwhile to pay for entrance fee, but u can take photo from the opposite road. The sightseeing at night will be more beautiful, as lighting will around the building! U can walk from the bell building from there, just 5-10 mins.
Written March 8, 2014
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey14,170 contributions
After the drum tower it is a decrescendo...
Oct 2012 • Friends
Drum Tower will stay in your memory but Bell Tower should be looked at from the outside. Not worth paying the entrance fee of any kind.What may be of some interest is Bell Tower Tea House where the commercialized Chinese style tea presentations are performed with immediate channeling into the gift shop naturally.
Written October 27, 2012
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AlexPOxford_UK
Oxford, UK135 contributions
Impressive at night!
I was so impressed when I first saw it at night when I arrived in Xi'an that this was the first attraction to visit the next morning. A bit of a 'let down' though. Nice views from there but nothing much really. As most of the reviewers say, the Drum Tower is much more interesting.
Written August 2, 2010
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GracyInVienna
London, UK741 contributions
Skip it
I think that most other reviewers got this one pegged. This is nice to look at, but not as nice to look from. The Drum Tower is better. Though if you are one of those people who feel compelled to ram a log into a big bell for a small fee, then this is your place.
Written June 19, 2010
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tumbuna
Sydney, Australia328 contributions
Worth looking at from outside but nothing much inside.
The bell tower is interesting for a shot from outside but inside having to pay for ringing the bell, getting a photo of the smog is not worth the entrance fee. There is nothing inside the building of interest either.
Written May 25, 2010
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Alilu007
Menlo Park, CA290 contributions
Nothing Spectacular
I think our visit might have been enhanced if we were there when they had a little show inside (playing Chinese bells and instruments). Before you buy your ticket, there is a sign at the ticket window with the times of the shows. During lunchtime, there are no shows for a few hours.

Other than that though, it was mainly just climbing up, seeing the city, then climbing back down again. Up there, you can also pay to ring a large bell, but that seemed like too much of a rip off for me, so I decided against it.

I guess it would be worth going to so you can say you went though...
Written July 20, 2009
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