Xi'an Bell Tower
Xi'an Bell Tower
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Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Observation Decks & Towers • Religious Sites
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The Bell Tower Square marks the geographical center of the ancient capital. From this important landmark extend East, South, West and North Streets, connecting the Tower to the East, South, West and North Gates of the City Wall of the Ming Dynasty.
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  • Maxim B
    Ottawa, Canada905 contributions
    Easy site to visit.
    Small site, easy to get to, easy to see. A combines ticket for the Bell Tower and the Drum Tower is worth it. Foreigners without Chinese ID cards should buy tickets online through CTrip. Can also do that onsight by scanning a QR Code. Passport information is required, though documents themselves were not checked.
    Traveled with family
    Written December 25, 2020
  • Deanosaur89
    Edmonton, Canada1,746 contributions
    The Centre of Xi'an and Under Restoration
    We visited in July 2020 and were hoping to see the landmark but it is under restoration. From what I have been reading they ring the bells at sunrise and there is a bell there that was made in 711! This is in the centre of the ancient city walls and a large traffic circle. You wouldn't have to go far out of your way to see it.
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 31, 2020
  • Asmaa H
    10 contributions
    Admire at night
    Though the Bell Tower makes for a great 45 tour, it's exceptional to view from the exterior at night. I recommend visiting the bell tower and drum tower in the late afternoon, using the combo ticket, exploring the local area and returning to view the lights before hitting up the night market. Asmaa from traveloften.ca
    Written January 9, 2020
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ThaiCookingRocks
Changchun, China786 contributions
Dec 2020
There isn't much here honestly, but if you can put your mindset into that of being in the Ming Dynasty and you enjoy history you will have a good time.

There is only Chinese for the text panels, so if you know Chinese there will be alot of more information for you to take in.

Its best to buy the Bell Tower and Drum Tower combination tickets. They are close to each other and both worth visiting.
Written December 27, 2020
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Jan Linha
Chongqing, China70 contributions
Aug 2022
For newbies in Xi'an like I was, I had no idea how to get there as it is in the middle of a roundabout. Anyways, you gotta go through the subway tunnel to get to the Bell Tower entrance. This tower is suitable for a quick visit. Nice view at the centre from the tower, museum inside. Take some nice photos and go.
Written August 21, 2022
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Zarza's Travels
China391 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
Worth a quick look! Was lovely to see, especially at night when it was lit up - but don't plan on spending long here. Come and see, stroll along to the drum tower and then head off somewhere else. There was a starbucks with a view right next to it which was a welcome sight as it was pouring with rain during my visit!
Written July 13, 2021
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celadeira
Fort Lauderdale, FL110 contributions
Aug 2020
Nice little tower. Small fee to get in. The towers are a few hundred years old. You can practice Thai Chi late afternoon or early in the AM. Not far from other main attractions in downtown Beijing.
Written July 20, 2021
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina64,689 contributions
Nov 2020
Built in 1384 (although reconstructed and moved to its current location about 700 years ago), it is China's most admired bell tower. Visit the interior museum to grasp the history and see the amazing artifacts from the region, some being over 2,000 years old.
Written November 9, 2020
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chammp
Modbury, UK1,368 contributions
Dec 2010
We visited this site in the city centre and were lucky enough to find that as well as all of the exhibits and decent views across the city there were also traditional music/dance performances every other hour or so. We stayed to see this and found it to be enjoyable, although the inclusion of 'Auld Lang Syme' seemed a little unusual. Overall worth a visit if you're in the city.
Written February 5, 2011
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MelbourneBeachBum
Indian Harbour Beach, FL54 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
Fun visit. You can learn a little about the history of the towers. At the top, you will get a good view of the city.

We went just as the sun was going down. For some reason, they waived the admission cost. (Great!) We enjoyed to the tower and went down the large shopping street after we were down.

It was a nice evening in Xi'an.
Written July 26, 2018
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Jigac55
Lausanne, Switzerland928 contributions
Sep 2019
Bell Tower and Drum Tower are really in the historical centre of the City, not far from Muslim streets and the great Xi_An Mosque. Best time to visit us after dusk when the Bell Tower is illuminated.
Written September 30, 2019
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770Ally
Sentosa Island, Singapore370 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Stayed at the Bell Tower Hotel which boasts of beautiful view of the Bell Tower and in the night, with the lights, the Bell Tower is even more spectacular.
Written July 6, 2019
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Motherduck1
Berri, Australia57 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
Absolutely stunning at night all lit up, even in the rain! Although we were too late to go inside it looks amazing from the outside. Well worth the visit with the Drum Tower close by too.
Written March 5, 2019
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