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“Terrific Tuned Bell concerts” 5 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.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Terrific Tuned Bell concerts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

You may have to pay a little, and time your visit to hear the concert, but it is truly extraordinary. Real Chinese bells, played in an outstanding concert. You can even ring the huge bell located outside the building. Great place to spend a few minutes on the way to the Muslim section of Xian where the food is another great attraction to Xian.

Visited June 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Drums”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I was probably feeling tired when I visited so was somewhat disappointed not sure what I was expecting but they are big drums

Visited October 2013
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“the city icon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

located in the city center, walking distance with its compadre the Bell Tower, and just in front of the area of Moslem quarter...

Visited November 2013
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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Worth seeing from outside if no performance on”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We went in to the drum tower which probably wasn't worthwhile. There were two exhibitions, one on drums and the other on furniture. Neither was particularly inspiring. Unless the drum performance is on (we missed it due to bad timing) then I would say enjoy the view of it from the street rather than paying the entrance fee.

Visited October 2013
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Denarau Island, Fiji
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Impressive building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Quick visit while we were in the centre. Both Drum and Bell Tower are in the same location. Impressive building, but only 15 minutes to visit was enough

Visited December 2013
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