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Drum Tower (Gulou)

The Southern of Xi'an West Main Street Beiyuanmen,, Xi'an 710003, China
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Built in 1384, this imposing tower was rebuilt after the 1949 Communist revolution.
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  • Average21%
  • Poor1%
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The Southern of Xi'an West Main Street Beiyuanmen,, Xi'an 710003, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Even seeing the drum tower from the main road is impressive. It's easy to be overwhelmed with all the cool buildings in Central Xi'an but this one definitely stands out.

Thank balian1131
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Drum Tower dates back to the 14th Century with renovations in the 1700's and is a fairly tupical old Chinese historical place with a large number of visitors. There was an interesting performance featuring driums and other instruments performed by men and women in...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have time to visit both the Drum Tower and Bell tower it is better to buy the combo ticket...otherwise I would suggest visiting one in the morning and the other in the evening to get some night views as well...very nice night view...More

Thank KishenHarendra
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a classic Chinese structure with massive drums which are played infrequently to announce the time of day. Built first in 1380 AD. Inside there are many examples of classic Chinese sculpted furniture. An admission charge applies. Located near the Bell Tower and right...More

Thank Larry F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stop, visited and rode past this historic tower. Located on the city overlooking the Old Quarter of Xian. Another historic attraction to add to your list when visiting this thousand year city. Great photo opportunities and costs are reasonable to experience the entire Tower. Another...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was rather disappointed by the two towers (apart from getting to write that, LotR fan for life). Unless you can read Chinese you will be unable to learn of anything when inside. You can get some decent pictures of it, and the surrounding area....More

Thank Tristan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is at the end of muslim quarter! Discount for student id holders. There are some small drums and that is why this building is called drum tower. There is a small performance using some traditional chinese instruments!

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like the bell tower, it looks better at night. Not much to see but lots of similar looking drums. You have to pay to enter. It's right by the Muslim street.

Thank Keru N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got a combined ticket to see both the bell tower and drum tower. The drum tower was very charming with lits of different examples of drums to look at. There were English signs explaining the history of the tower and the uses for different...More

Thank kersti T
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Paid 50 rmb For a combined ticket to bell tower and drum tower. it is closed at 8 pm in month of August. It takes 45 minutes to visit.

Thank Mariam M
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mackaydawn1994
31 January 2017|
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Response from Daniel A | Reviewed this property |
I found my pic on Tripadvisor. The performance times are 9:10, 10:00, 11:00, 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00. Be 30 minutes early as seats are very limited.
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jtrabue
13 December 2016|
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I thought I would follow this up... obviously I checked the various websites for this attraction and got contradictory information. That's why I was asking for clarification here. Anyway, I just got back from Xi'an and both... More
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