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Drum Tower (Gulou)

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Built in 1384, this imposing tower was rebuilt after the 1949 Communist revolution.
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The Southern of Xi'an West Main Street Beiyuanmen,, Xi'an 710003, China
+86 173 6014 1905
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Reviewed today

Must see during a stroll around Xi'An, to embrace the history of the city and enjoy the views. It is amazing.

Thank 127Higgs
Reviewed yesterday

This is a recreation of the 900 year old drum which was beaten on to let everyone know the gates to the city are closing time. Excellent recreation

Thank RaviA651
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is certainly worth a visit if you like antique Chinese art and furniture. There is a veritable museum inside with the most exquisite pieces of furniture that has to be seen to be believed. The drums too are fascinating, each has a description...More

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The biggest drum in the world is located in this building.The entrance fee is reasonable.They have shows to showcase the drums and other associated music instruments.You can get a good view of the Muslim quarter from the top.

Thank ip0h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful at night and in the day. Worth a visit when they are having the drum playing at set times. Also access to Muslim quarters is right beside the drum tower and is a must visit for great food.

1  Thank Meagan S
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Went to the Drum tower today. It is very beautiful and the number of drums is impressive. It has a few floor you can climb to which gives you a good view.

Thank wolf3728
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Definitely a must to visit. Very close - at the end of in fact - Muslim street. Also very close to the Bell Tower.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

This attraction is located just in front of the Muslim quarters. This is a modest attraction which may be underwhelming for some. The performance was good but it was only for 15 mins. Please take note of the timings of the performance. I have attached...More

3  Thank Chung1234
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This tower along with the Bell Tower are located along the city wall. Drums were pretty interesting. The tower was OK. At night the wall and towers are all lit up. Very pretty. The view is pretty awesome also. One can purchase a combo ticket...More

Thank CTS_Knows
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Overall the tower wasn’t that impressive for me, it was typical of a focal tower at a major capital city in china, the drums were interesting but not spectacular, but the view it provides of the Muslim quarters from above is pretty special especially once...More

Thank Zane Z
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1 February 2017|
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Response from Daniel A | Reviewed this property |
I found my pic on Tripadvisor. The performance times are 9:10, 10:00, 11:00, 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00. Be 30 minutes early as seats are very limited.
13 December 2016|
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Response from jtrabue |
I thought I would follow this up... obviously I checked the various websites for this attraction and got contradictory information. That's why I was asking for clarification here. Anyway, I just got back from Xi'an and both... More