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Review of Xi'an Bell Tower

Xi'an Bell Tower
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Xi'an Day Tour: Shanxi History Museum, Xi'an City Wall and Bell Tower
Ranked #11 of 337 things to do in Xi'an
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Ferlach, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Bell tower without bell”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014

Beautiful architecture and another part of the ancient history of Xi'an in particular and Shaanxi in general. The Bell Tower and Drum Tower just across the road are well over a thousand years old.

Visited March 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“the city center”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

located literally in the city center, and usually used as the proximity when going around the city...
very nice to see at night...

Visited November 2013
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Denarau Island, Fiji
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“Central location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

Located in the centre. Both Bell and Drum tower in the same location. Only need 15 minutes to see the building.

Visited December 2013
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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“What an architechtural education!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

The Bell Tower was not originally sited where it is today but reconstructed from all the original materials to where it sits right now in what seems to be a huge island in the network of roads in the City of Xian. The text books will fill you in with more about the history but since I could not read the Chinese, I had to read up about it at a later time. My week in Xi'an was one massive experience. Almost too much to take in. I was awe-struck by all that I saw there and if I sat down to write all that I now know about this area it could well take me 10 years or more. The Bell Tower has a hotel almost next to it called after it, "The Bell Tower Hotel". The modern architecture in this city is so outstanding and so modern that the old or more accurately described "Ancient" architecture is so contrasting with the new. . I stayed in a hotel just 200 metres from the Bell Tower.
ILOVETRAVELLING . .. this was 2007

Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

We had an amazing View from our hotel room so we didn't pay to go in. Getting photos at night is a must. Looks the best at night

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