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Drum Tower (Gulou)

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Built in 1384, this imposing tower was rebuilt after the 1949 Communist revolution.
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The Southern of Xi'an West Main Street Beiyuanmen,, Xi'an 710003, China
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was my 2nd time to Drum Tower. Suggest to come during day and night. Day time you can see 24 largest drums to represent the 24 seasons in a year. Every drum recorded their function. Drum tower can mark one of the largest and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Micentury
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the Drum Tower a really nice stop with lots to see and even hear with scheduled live musical performances. Though short, they are well done and give a deeper appreciation to the musical culture of China at no extra cost for your visit....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Brock H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family visited there on June 23 evening. It’s great place to visit in Xi’an. Bell tower,ancient city wall and Muslim quarter were near by. Evening time is best time to visit there.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is not only great architecture, but you can see the largest piece of cowhide stretched over a drum - in the World Book of Records.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ENDURE262
Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

This place is near the Bell tower and also here:you can see so many types of drums .Interesting place to visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2019

Sat at the entrance to the Muslim quarter it’s well worth a visit. You can see the Bell tower from here and surrounding area. There is some lovely old furniture on display too.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

The drum tower is so brightly lit up at night and it literally glows. From dusk to darkness, the drum tower evokes a surreal sense of ancient aura and beauty of the historical building.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 17, 2019

One ticket gets you access to both towers. They are as both well restored. The drum tower has several free performances on the first floor through the day. Relative calm areas from the busy traffic and packed Muslim Street area. Bell Tower on traffic island...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Alan F
Reviewed June 10, 2019

The Drum Tower together with the Bell Tower are 2 important landmarks in Xi'an. From both there are commanding views of the city. The Drum Tower houses beautiful drums and Chinese furniture. At night the towers are lit and have a completely different feeling than...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 8, 2019

We can recommend a visit to the Xi’an Drum Tower which is conveniently located in the centre of Xi’an making it very easy to find. It is a very colourful building with interesting traditional Chinese furniture throughout.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Mike J
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January 31, 2017|
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Response from Daniel A | Reviewed this property |
I found my pic on Tripadvisor. The performance times are 9:10, 10:00, 11:00, 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00. Be 30 minutes early as seats are very limited.
December 13, 2016|
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Response from jtrabue |
I thought I would follow this up... obviously I checked the various websites for this attraction and got contradictory information. That's why I was asking for clarification here. Anyway, I just got back from Xi'an and both... More