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Drum Tower (Gulou)

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Drum Tower (Gulou)

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Build your own itinerary in Xi'an—without time-consuming public buses or foot-dragging group tours—on this flexible private tour with your own translator/guide and driver. Start at the city’s star attraction, the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses, then pick two other signature sights. Choose from Xi'an City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the Muslim Quarter, and the Tang Dynasty Show. Admission is at your own expense.
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ThaiCookingRocks wrote a review Dec 2020
Changchun, China759 contributions115 helpful votes
There is much more to see here than there is at the Bell Tower, but its worth doing them both as it helps you imagine being part of Xi'an as a time when drums and bells helped dictate the life of the city from waking up, to closing and opening of the city gates. At the Bell Tower, the inside just had lots of text panels, and pictures. Here there are many drums and drum types both inside and out. There was also a group of musicians that performed about 4-5 minus worth of music about every 45 minutes or so, and they were very good. This is also right at the opening of the Muslim Quarter for those who want to visit there as well.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Luis C wrote a review Dec 2020
Changshu, China119 contributions18 helpful votes
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We went inside as we had some spared time. There are many drums and you can see the Muslim Quarter from above. Also, there's a musical show schedule at different times. That was a really nice surprise, as they played antique instruments.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Maxim B wrote a review Dec 2020
Ottawa, Canada885 contributions111 helpful votes
Saw this together with the Bell Tower on a combined ticket. Small and easy to see site. Although, Xian's hazy air didn't make for good observations from the upper levels of the Tower.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Deanosaur89 wrote a review Jul 2020
Edmonton, Canada939 contributions135 helpful votes
You won't have to go far out of your way to see this tower as being in the ancient city walls is a must do in Xi'an. This is close to the Bell Tower but isn't too exciting. I've been reading that they play drums at sunset and have a display of decorated drums on the inside but it did not seem worth it as the area is quite busy.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Stephen C wrote a review Jul 2020
965 contributions175 helpful votes
The Drum Tower is located in downtown Xi’an. The place is well maintained so it is quite hard to believe that the place dates back to more than 600 years ago. Entry for adults is at 30 RMB. Featured are 4 larger drums and 24 red drums each engraved with one of the 24 solar terms. You will get a good view of downtown Xi’an from the tower, including the Bell Tower as well as Muslim Quarter.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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