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“Beating the drum”
Review of Drum Tower (Gulou)

Drum Tower (Gulou)
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Owner description: Built in 1384, this imposing tower was rebuilt after the 1949 Communist revolution.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beating the drum”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Nice attraction. A little expensive for entry but nice inside withe some interesting exhibits and views. Spectacular when lit up at night.

Visited August 2013
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Beijing
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Its a tower, with some drums”
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 26 helpful votes
“old and new”
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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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A landmark for the city”
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Paid admission to go inside”
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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