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Xi'an Bell Tower

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Address: Junction of East main street, west main street, south main street and north main street, Lianhu District, Xi'an 710000, China
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Bell Tower Square marks the geographical center of the ancient capital....

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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Great city view

The Bell tower gave us a beautiful panoramic city view. We are luck to get there on time for a bell music performance. Beautiful music and amazing costumes and the show is free of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Ts S
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Bradford, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I believe that this and the drum tower were used to signal danger coming to the city. Both are great places in which to get views of the city or to get your bearings to return to your hotel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Bell tower gave us a beautiful panoramic city view. We are luck to get there on time for a bell music performance. Beautiful music and amazing costumes and the show is free of charge.

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1 Thank Ts S
Perth, United Kingdom
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674 reviews
377 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the sights within the Old City Walls that tourists have to take the opportunity to see.

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Thank gastronaut_11
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tower is beautiful lit up at night. Next to the Muslim quarter with wonderful food. The view from the top is wonderful and can see the north and south gates.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The bell tower is centrally located in Xian and is a very interesting building to visit. It takes about 30 minutes to one hour to complete the visit and costs 75 RMB to visit the bell tower and the nearby drum tower, or 50 RMB to visit just one of the towers. We visited both and they were great. From... More 

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Thank AhmadMostafa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You wouldn't wanna miss this place when you visit Xi'an. Definitely a place you wanna be with your loved one, out in the cold winter and snowing night. Lots of food stalls nearby too.

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Thank Hein H
Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You easily see the Bell Tower when walking around Central Xi'an and it is especially beautiful at night when illuminated.

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Markyate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This looks amazing and is the central point within the old city walls. I worked that one out for myself as there appears to be no signage or anything to tell you what it is, why it's there or what it was used for but nice to look at anyway. Signage to points if interest are not there strong point.

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Karlsbad, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bell tower is a landmark and can be seen from all four directions. It is worth a visit - especially by night, when it's illuminated.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It gives you a view of central city. You see the traffic go around the 4 lane roundabout , just like the Arc De Triomphe and Champs Elysee in Paris. The Muslim Quarter is close by for food stalls & local colour. A Trip here at night is also recommended as the Bell Tower is lit up and the food... More 

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