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The Bell Tower Square marks the geographical center of the ancient capital. From this important landmark extend East, South, West and North Streets, connecting the Tower to the East, South, West and North Gates of the City Wall of the Ming Dynasty.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Lianhu District | Junction of East main street, west main street, south main street and north main street,, Xi'an 710000, China
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It was built in 1384 during the early Ming Dynasty, are a symbol of the city of Xi'an and one of the grandest of its kind in China. Xi'an Bell Tower was mainly used for time reporting and publishing news in ancient times.
We visited the Bell Tower on foot from our hotel, and were glad we had made the effort for the interesting history and the views of Xi'an from the tower. Crowded with Chinese visitors, but still worth it.
If you have not visited many old Chinese buildings, then it's worth the admission ticket to get inside. (Admittedly, after a while, they all look alike.) Inside is a typical Chinese museum, most of the artifacts being handwritten memos about moving the building to its...More
Go during the day to see the sights around the Tower by walking around the upstairs outside of the Tower and inspecting the inside of the Tower. Go again at night to see the Tower light up! It is quite a site.