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Review of Drum Tower (Gulou)

Drum Tower (Gulou)
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$80.00*
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Essential Xi'an Private Day Tour Including Lunch
Ranked #19 of 336 things to do in Xi'an
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Built in 1384, this imposing tower was rebuilt after the 1949 Communist revolution.
Reviewed July 17, 2013

This building, which is very close to the Bell Tower, was impressive. There are all different sizes of drums. There is also a short show/demonstration which I would recommend watching.

Thank LoveToBike8
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

China is full of Drum Towers but if you have never seen one before then, go and visit it but include it on a list of other things to see. Go to the local Muslim, back street markets near by. They are well worth a visit and full of bargins.

Thank Laird Philip K
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

get the package to do bell and drumm towers both in one day. amazing, not a single nail was used. They had a drum preformance inside.

Thank trvlkrsten
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Buy a ticket that includes the bell tower, they are 3 mins walk from each other and well worth the visit

Thank Kat P
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Likely our perception was impacted by the HEAT which was oppressive -- the drums were very cool but the drummers just ok - they looked very bored and not very good.

Thank harlemfamily
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