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Xi'an Bell Tower, Xi'an

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A grand construction of wood and brick, Xi'an Bell Tower stands as the city's most iconic landmark and one of the largest of its kind in the nation. Built in 1384 during the Ming Dynasty, the tower looms 40 m (131 ft) high and sits atop a massive stone foundation. Once rung to herald the beginning and the end of the day, the tower features a pagoda-like design, complete with a triple stack of roof awnings. Note the curved edges of the roofs, which helped strengthen the building during earthquakes. You may also hear about a local legend during your visit--according to the tale, the tower serves as the anchor attached to a restless, subterranean dragon. Put Xi'an Bell Tower on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Xi'an trip planning app.
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  • For newbies in Xi'an like I was, I had no idea how to get there as it is in the middle of a roundabout. Anyways, you gotta go through the subway tunnel to get to the Bell Tower entrance. This tower... 
    For newbies in Xi'an like I was, I had no idea how to get there as it is in the middle of a roundabout. Anyways, you gotta go through the subway tunnel to get to the Bell Tower entrance. This tower...  more »
  • Nice little tower. Small fee to get in. The towers are a few hundred years old. You can practice Thai Chi late afternoon or early in the AM. Not far from other main attractions in downtown Beijing. 
    Nice little tower. Small fee to get in. The towers are a few hundred years old. You can practice Thai Chi late afternoon or early in the AM. Not far from other main attractions in downtown Beijing.  more »
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  • Superb tourist spot and the best time to enjoy is near to sunset Get the cycle and roam on the wall with evening sunlight plus night lights
  • It was a beautiful place in an ancient city Xian. We had great experience and tasty food.

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