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Drum Tower (Gulou)

The Drum Tower - or Gulou - was built during the Ming Dynasty, just a few years before the neighboring Bell Tower. It is largely in the same style as that building, though in a rectangular rather than a square format. From here sunset was marked by the beat of the drum, sunrise having been announced in the Bell Tower.  

Drums are a big deal here, in fact China’s biggest percussion instrument sits in the building’s center. There’s a smaller drum which you can beat three times for good luck (for a fee). Or leave it to the professionals, with regular performances of pounding beats and dancing.

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Xi'an Gourmet Walking Tour at Night

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This 3-hour walking tour of downtown Xi’an will surely whet your appetite and satisfy any cravings you may have! Taste ten different kinds of local delicacies ...  Read more

Location: Xian, China
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.00

Xi'an Muslim Quarter Small-Group Walking Tour

Learn about Chinese Islamic culture on a walking tour of Xi’an’s Muslim Quarter. Stroll through one of China’s oldest and largest mosques, amble through the ...  Read more

Location: Xian, China
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.00

Independent Tour of Xi’an with Private Transport

Spend a full or half day exploring Xi’an’s must-see attractions at your leisure with convenient private transportation. With the assistance of your ...  Read more

Location: Xian, China
Duration: 4 or 8 hours

From USD $28.99

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