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.
About Drum Tower (Gulou)
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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
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
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
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
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
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!
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