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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

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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You get some great views of the city from the bell tower. It is a pretty fascinating site in the middle of a roundabout in a busy city. The Bell Tower looks great at night and... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2013
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Shanghai Region, China
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80 reviews
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Good views from the tower. Displays inside are average though. If you've already done the museum and city wall - only go if you have time.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2013

The view of a night time is fantastic and you will get some great photos of the tower and wall. The lighting is magnificent

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2013

You get some great views of the city from the bell tower. It is a pretty fascinating site in the middle of a roundabout in a busy city. The Bell Tower looks great at night and makes for some great pictures.

Thank andypotter90
Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2013

in ancient age, the function of this stuff is to alert city, villages people for something important happend. Such as enemy attack, etc. With a diameter more than 2 meters the bell make very loud sound. better you go there at night, nice sight seeing.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2013

Beautiful to look at night with light effects . Cool and colourful .loved it. There is a night market behind with lots of stuff to eat . There is a charge to enter into the shrine . Looks more amazing from outside and good for snapshots

Covington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2013

Easy to see and beautiful art work and carpentery. In the center of town so it's easy to find. You can see all of the city gates from this location. View the inside during the day and see entire central city from this location. Drop by at night for a lovely photo op -- it's all lit up.

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Kampala, Uganda
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Theres little to see here. A visit is only just worth it if you happen to be there for one of the musical performances which occur a few times daily.

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Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Many of the bell/drum towers a very much alike. We did wait to listen to the show - which was nice. You get a nice view of the city. I like the fact that they do not let any of the building in the interior of the city go above the tower. When you look out - past the city... More 

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Newcastle, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Probably more interesting looking out onto the view. Don't stay for the performance - very dubious - certainly not traditional Chinese dancing - more a girl in a revealing top prancing around for tourists

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Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

check it out at night when it's lit up - worth the nighttime walk! At night there's also a lot going on in the area - vendors, music, restaurants..

Thank glennyglenn_13

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