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“Its a tower, with some drums” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Drum Tower (Gulou)

Drum Tower (Gulou)
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Private Day Tour of Xi'an Highlights
Ranked #14 of 333 things to do in Xi'an
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Owner description: Built in 1384, this imposing tower was rebuilt after the 1949 Communist revolution.
Beijing
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Its a tower, with some drums”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Thats about it, nice views down the main streets that it surrounds, but other than that not worth the visit.

Visited June 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“old and new”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The drum tower is impressive locate close to the Bell tower. Unfortunately it in the middle of a roundabout in choking clogged Xian The two sites without the modern day surroundings are worth a visit.

Visited September 2012
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“A landmark for the city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Do this with a visit of the city walls and you will then have some perspective on how the city functioned as a capitol in ancient times. Pretty cool to imagine this tower as the communication center so long ago. Did this also with a tour of the muslim quarter.

Visited September 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Paid admission to go inside”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Fine to stop and see from the outside, but someone has to pay for the renovation work that went into the Tower right?

Visited March 2013
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calgary
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196 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Drum tower”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Again this is very close to the Bell tower and a must see in Xian. Once you have climbed the drum tower you are able to see all the drums lined up, each drum represents certain aspects of daily living, one represents spring, another summer and so on

Visited July 2013
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