Nice history. Good views of downtown. Nice decoration on the walls and ceilings. Cost 50 RMB with bell tower 35 RMB single. Easy to find pretty much centre of Xi'an
About Drum Tower (Gulou)
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After visiting the Drum Tower, its good to balance that with a visit to the bell tower, both of which have interesting historical origins.
To be truthful I cant remember the high lite of this place from our Guides explanation of the drum tower other than its purpose was to advise of the time of day to the people, it worked in conjunction to the Bell tower which was...More
It is recommended to buy a combo ticket for Bell Tower and Drum Tower. Very interesting landmark in the middle of city. Love the view and its feels to sit back and relax on drum tower square. We went down to explore some interesting shops...More
The view from the drum tower is good. There is a nice display of drums and the performance is good. It is a little work to walk up the stairs but the experience is worth it.
Both neighboring towers are competing since their construction: one giving the time during the day, and the other during the night! If you come for the view, then choose the Drum tower located at the entrance of the ancient Muslim Quarter. If you have time,...More
Built in the same style as the bell tower this building houses many drums which were used in olden time for ceremonial purposes. There are daily music performances. Try to arrive to see them play traditional Chinese instruments.