At the centre of the city of Xi’an, stands the iconic Bell Tower, built in 1384. Not far from the Bell Tower is the Drum Tower, another popular tourist spot. Both make for great photos and both are worth a visit. Here is how you can visit Xi’an’s Bell and Drum Tower.
The Bell Tower of Xi’an dates back to the early Ming Dynasty and is one of the largest and most impressive Bell Towers in China. It holds a collection of bronze-cast bells from the Tang Dynasty and offers two storeys of history inside.
A stones throw away from the Bell Tower and marking the end of Muslim Street, the Drum Tower sits. The name comes from the gigantic drum that sits in the centre of the building and the tower also dates back to the Ming Dynasty, being built in 1380.
Make sure you find time to visit Xi’an Bell and Drum tower on your next visit!
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March 26th – October 25th: 8.30am – 9pm.
October 26th – March 25th: 8.30am – 6pm.
Tickets must be purchased at least 30 minutes before the closing time.
Admission: Drum Tower 35RMB, Bell Tower 35 RMB. Combined ticket 50 RMB.
- Metro Line 2 to Bell Tower Station.
- The Majority of all buses will have a Bell Tower stop.
Day 1 in Xi'an
On our first day in Xi’an, we headed down to the Bell Tower and flew the Drone around the area. At night, the tower lights up and is simply gorgeous! There are so many other things to see and do in Xi’an too!
Both landmarks are definitely worth a visit if you are Xi’an! What is your favourite thing to do in China?! Where should we visit next?! Tell us in the comments below.