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Di'anmen Wai Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
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Gulou DajieBeijing Subway11 min
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The Forbidden City Depth Half Day Tour
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The Forbidden City Depth Half Day Tour

This is the palace museum; also know as the Purple Forbidden City. It is the largest and most well reserved imperial residence in China today. Beijing Forbidden City is the head of the world's top five palaces. The Forbidden City was built begin in 1406 and it took 14 years to built it. The first ruler who actually lived here was Ming Emperor Zhudi. The distance From North to south is 961 meters, and 753 meters from east to west. And the area of about 725,000 square meters. The Imperial Palace has 8704 rooms. In 1987 the Forbidden City was recognized a world cultural legacy.
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PBlyth wrote a review Apr 2020
Tampa, Florida231 contributions41 helpful votes
The Beijing drum tower is typical of many found all over China. This one has a set of very steep steps leading up to the actual drum chamber. At the top you can walk around the outside walkway to get a view of the surrounding area and read about the different seasons celebrated by the Chinese. Inside are a set of very large drums which are used to play a drum serenade demonstrating the old techniques used to notify the local people of the passage of time. There is also an interesting side display of time pieces driven by candles or water.
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Date of experience: January 2020
ceetom1 wrote a review Jan 2020
Los Angeles, California358 contributions43 helpful votes
Enjoyed our visit here on our last day in Beijing. Had an early evening flight back to the States so had enough time to visit in the morning. We literally stumbled upon these two structures after exiting the nearby subway and glad we did. The drum Tower still has an original portion of a drum that was used hundreds of years ago, along with replacement ones looking much newer. The Bell tower has a large Bell but not sure if it is an original. Both the towers are right across from each other so you can easily see both on the same trip. About two minute walk from each other. Beware they both have steep stairs to climb. No elevators. Together with Yandai Xie street nearby, the visit to this area was worthwhile.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Bernice Sim wrote a review Dec 2019
Singapore61 contributions34 helpful votes
Went to the drum tower as it was almost near closing time and we managed to catch the drum performance which lasted for almost five minutes. Take note that the steps to the top of the tower is long and tiring, but the view is worth it. Very accessible and location is not hard to find.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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ileannkneel wrote a review Dec 2019
Kelowna, Canada972 contributions278 helpful votes
The tower itself is pretty cool, seemingly plunked down right in the middle of a regular neighborhood it is probably missed by most tourists. But I would recommend trying to come and pay a visit if only to watch the locals hang out in the square out front of the tower. Really cool activities including a foot game using a shuttlecock... one tiny lady was so good at it I watched her for several minutes in awe.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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hulagirlSurrey wrote a review Dec 2019
Staines, United Kingdom821 contributions195 helpful votes
The Bell and Drum Towers are great and well worth a visit. Unfortunately we were on a tour and didn't get to go up them.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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