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Bell Tower (Zhonglou)

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Worthy visit

This is another worthy visit in Xi'an...try to cover this one also in the night for some stunning... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Bengaluru, India
Beautiful at night

My friend and I stumbled across the Bell Tower while we are walking around Xi'an City at night... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2014
Singapore, Singapore
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25 Jul 2018
“City Center”
12 Sep 2017
“Worthy visit”
This renovated 118-foot tower was built in 1384 and moved to its present site in the city center in 1582.
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East Main Street, Hu County 710300, China
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

This is something like heart of the city. You can visit this from in every different time periods with different types of decorations. Interesting. But there is not much things inside. But visit at most one time to inside.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

This is another worthy visit in Xi'an...try to cover this one also in the night for some stunning views...excellent place to spend some nice time with family...

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank KishenHarendra
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

It's right on the center of Hu county. It has 600 years history. In 1950s, it was the government office. In the past, the gates on the ground floor were open for transport. Flea market is around the tower now.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank JunZ164
Reviewed 22 December 2014

My friend and I stumbled across the Bell Tower while we are walking around Xi'an City at night. Located near the Drum Tower, it looks magnificent with the bright lights emitting from it and certainly stand out from the other malls and buildings surrounding it....More

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank AsyrafAsh
Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

It is not worthwhile to pay for entrance fee, but u can take photo from the opposite road. The sightseeing at night will be more beautiful, as lighting will around the building! U can walk from the bell building from there, just 5-10 mins.

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank funnyexperience
Reviewed 28 October 2012

Drum Tower will stay in your memory but Bell Tower should be looked at from the outside. Not worth paying the entrance fee of any kind.What may be of some interest is Bell Tower Tea House where the commercialized Chinese style tea presentations are performed...More

Date of experience: October 2012
Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 3 August 2010

I was so impressed when I first saw it at night when I arrived in Xi'an that this was the first attraction to visit the next morning. A bit of a 'let down' though. Nice views from there but nothing much really. As most of...More

Thank AlexPOxford_UK
Reviewed 19 June 2010

I think that most other reviewers got this one pegged. This is nice to look at, but not as nice to look from. The Drum Tower is better. Though if you are one of those people who feel compelled to ram a log into a...More

Thank GracyInVienna
Reviewed 25 May 2010

The bell tower is interesting for a shot from outside but inside having to pay for ringing the bell, getting a photo of the smog is not worth the entrance fee. There is nothing inside the building of interest either.

Thank tumbuna
Reviewed 20 July 2009

I think our visit might have been enhanced if we were there when they had a little show inside (playing Chinese bells and instruments). Before you buy your ticket, there is a sign at the ticket window with the times of the shows. During lunchtime,...More

Thank Alilu007
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