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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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The Southern of Xi'an West Main Street Beiyuanmen,, Xi'an 710003, China
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nothing much to see except the rows of the red drum.Tourists can also enjoy the musical performance in side the tower. But night view of this tower is fantastic.

Thank Poheulin E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Timed it just right for the performance which was less drumming but more traditional instruments. Brief 15 minute performance by half a dozen ladies in costume. Wandered about the tower looking at drum collection. Nice views towards bell tower but bit hazy for perfect view

Thank alan2303
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The English information was helpful to understand what these drums were used for. Great views and the late hours were very helpful (8pm). Easy to do bell tower and Muslim quarter in same walk.

Thank 3LoveLife
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cool to see the drums for the 24 different times of the year. A nice place to walk around. Take note of the performance times so you can enjoy the real life drums too.

Thank Victoria O
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take the combined ticket to visit both bell n drum tower. Both are close by, near subway Stn. Nice time pass in the middle of the city.

Thank Aspi B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite an interesting place to visit. The architecture and design was quite fascinating. A great place to just walk around and enjoy. Also close to plenty of other sites within easy walking distance, so heaps to see around here. Quite busy, but didn’t stop you...More

Thank Randall K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This drum tower is near Muslim street and near the old mosque. We just missed the drummers :(. But it’s a great spot to see above the city/streets and very well kept.

Thank Debra R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Looking at the balconies lined with drums evokes a rhythm in the mind. I could just imagine the thunderous thumps of the drums when beating in unison and symphony. Later, I saw it in a documentary. Really impressive. A visit to the drum tower can...More

Thank Jydeoo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was amazing. Right in centre. You can view all of the sides. Beautiful architecture and something not to miss.

Thank reenasharma47
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

This is located next to the bell tower and although not as big as the Bell tower still some impressive craftsman ship The whole building was constructed with out one nail!!! You can not help but be impressed

Thank Collin 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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