Bell Tower

Bell Tower
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The Bell Tower of Xi'an (Chinese: 西安钟楼), built in 1384 during the early Ming Dynasty, is a symbol of the city of Xi'an and one of the grandest of its kind in China. The Bell Tower also contains several large bronze-cast bells from the Tang Dynasty. The tower base is square and it covers an area of 1,377 square meters. The tower is a brick and timber structure and close to 40 meters high. It has an extensive museum inside, which holds some of Xi'an's history.


Price: Moderate
Hours of Operation:

8:30 - 21:30 (Apr. 1 - Oct. 25); 8:30 - 18:00 (Oct.26 - the next Mar. 31)

Listing Type: Activities - Sightseeing


The Bell The Tower At Night Inside Outside View

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Location Information:

Address: East Street
Area/City Name: Xi'an
District/State: Beilin
Country: China

Closest Station: Bell Tower Stop


You can take bus 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 16, 26, 29, 32, 35, 36, 37, 43, 45, 46, 118, 201, 203, 205, 206, 208, 214, 215, 216, 218, 221, 222, 229, 235, 239, 251, 252, 300, 302, 502, 600, K600, 603, 604, K605, 606, 608, 609, 611, 612, K618, K630, 706, Tourist Bus Line 7, Tourist Bus Line 8 (610), Airport Shuttle Bus No.1...and get off at Bell Tower Stop.

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User Comments:


As you wind your way to the top of the tower, you can meet some very talented artists and calligraphers. The main downside was that it was very hot and there is no air conditioning, so taking the stairs is hard after a while.

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