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Old City — Bell Tower & Drum Tower

Bell Tower in Old City, Xi'an, China

Xi'an is one of the few cities in China where the Old City Walls are still visible. The current wall was built during the Ming Dynasty.


Xi'an Half-Day City Tour
FUN Half-DayTours in Xian

Xian Half-Day City Tour:
Shaanxi History Museum, City Wall and Drum Tower


Bell Tower & Drum Tower
The Bell Tower (photo above) built in 1384, stands at the center of the walled city square. The Drum Tower (top right) built in 1380, stands to the west — both are Ming Dynasty treasures.

Each Ming city had a bell tower and a drum tower. The bell was sounded at dawn and the drum at dusk. Now, every day at sunrise, a team gathers at the Drum Tower to beat the drum 21 times — and returns at sunset to the Bell Tower to sound the bell 21 times.

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Xian Half-Day City Tour:
Shaanxi History Museum, City Wall and Drum Tower

Fun Off-Site Events
Stroll through the Old City — visit the Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square.

Drum Tower in Old City, Xi'an, China

Afterwards, stop by the elegant
De Fa Chang
restaurant — located in the square — for a fabulous Chinese Dumpling feast.

China Xi'an City Wall
International Marathon

Saturday or Sunday morning in early November, every year.
Call for info: (029) 7295636

Book Xian Half-Day City Tour:
Shaanxi History Museum, City Wall and Drum Tower

 

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