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Bell and Drum Tower Square Tours

Bell and Drum Tower Square
Bell and Drum Tower Square is located in the heart of Xian, right at the intersection of the four main roads running from north to south and east to west across the city. Linked by an underground passage, the square’s Bell Tower and Drum Tower are its main attractions, standing as ancient symbols of the Old City. Built in the Ming Dynasty, the towers were once used to keep time, and today they attract tourists and locals who gather in the square to marvel at their architecture.

As well as these impressive towers, there are a choice of places to eat, shop, and enjoy some people watching and live music in the square. It’s the perfect place to learn about the history of Xian and take some impressive photos. If arriving at the square in the early morning, you’ll find a gathering of locals, mostly elders, going about their morning exercises. Visit at night, and you’ll find more of a younger crowd taking an evening stroll or simply enjoying the atmosphere.

Bell and Drum Tower Square is a highlight on various full-day tours of Xian and is usually combined with other top attractions in the city, such as the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and Muslim Market.

Practical Info

If not arriving as part of an organized tour with transport included, you can reach Bell and Drum Tower Square by taking Line 2 of the subway to Bell Tower Station and heading west from exit B. Local buses also serve the area.

Did You Know? The Drum Tower has been renovated several times and a huge drum measuring 1.8 meters tall with a surface diameter of almost three meters was added to the tower in 1996. The new drum is decorated with 1,996 studs to represent the year it was made.
Address: Beiyuanmen, Xian, China
Admission: Joint ticket for Drum Tower and Bell Tower: 50 CNY
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Private Day Tour: Yellow River Hukou Waterfall Tour From Xian

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Classic Xi'an City Bus Tour

Classic Xi'an City Bus Tour

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Discover the rich cultural heritage of Xi'an on a full-day coach tour. Highlights include Small Wild Goose Pagoda, the Xi’an Museum, Xi'an Ancient City Wall, Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square, and the Muslim Quarter. See relics of the Tang and Ming Dynasties, explore important Buddhist and Muslim sites, and learn about the city’s many treasures with a guide. Lunch, entrance tickets, and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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2-Day Classic Xi'an Tour Combo Package: Terracotta Warriors and Downtown Sightseeing

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Discover the must-see attractions in Xi’an during a two-day tour with a knowledgeable guide. Visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum — a UNESCO World Heritage site, along with the Ancient City Wall, the Bell and Drum Tower Square, the Great Mosque and Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Come to understand the ancient history, culture and religions that have shaped Xi’an as you admire its many stunning sights. Includes airport and hotel transfers, two lunches, transport by air-conditioned coach and entrance fees, leaving you free to focus on sightseeing.
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Afternoon 3-Hour Walking Tour in Xi'an

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2 Days Xian Customized Tour for Terracotta Warriors and More

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Pair the flexibility of independent travel with the expertise of a private guide on this fully customizable 2-day Xian tour, which includes lunch, private transfers, personal guide, and admission fees. Simply select six sights you’d like to see in this ancient city from the comprehensive list and your guide will tailor-make a 2-day program. Highlights include the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, the Muslim Quarter, Xian City Wall, and more.
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2-Day Highlights Xi'an Private Tour Combo Package: Terracotta Warriors and City Sightseeing

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See the top sites in historic Xi’an over two days with an expert guide. Visit highlights including Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the Bell Tower and Drum Tower upon your arrival on day one. For your second day, start at the Banpo Museum, then continue to the Terracotta Warriors, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before wrapping up at Xi'an Ancient City Wall. Your tour includes lunch both days, airport transfers and hotel pickup and drop-off, while you have the freedom to arrange your own accommodation.
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Experience the ancient city of Xi’an on a two-day small-group tour. After a convenient hotel pickup, learn about one of China’s oldest and best-preserved cities from your English-speaking guide. See Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s amazing Terracotta Army, marvel at the city’s ancient wall, check out the tomb of the Han Dynasty, and enjoy delicious lunches included in one convenient tour.
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Explore Xi’an’s sites and taste your way through the Muslim Quarter on a half-day guided tour. After a flexibly-timed hotel pickup, learn about the city’s Ming Dynasty-era wall and Bell & Drum Tower Square with an English-speaking guide. Finish the day with a tour of the Muslim Quarter and satisfy your craving for Shaanxi cuisine.
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Explore highlights of stunning Xi'an in just two days on this private customized tour. Your friendly and knowledgeable private guide will give you a comprehensive overview of this fascinating city, its local community and cuisine. See Xi'an highlights from Terracotta Warriors to City Wall to temples and markets. Travel at your own pace, and stop to snap photos, grab a souvenir or explore. Xi'an City is at your fingertips on this private tour! Tour including entrance fee, lunch, overnight accommodation, English speaking tour guide and private vehicle.
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3 Hours Xian Culture Walking Tour

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Spend 3 hours with a local expert tour guide on a walking tour to experience the lifestyle and culture in Xian. Walk through the city landmark of Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square, stroll around the Muslim Snack Street, view architectural arts of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Gao Grand Courtyard, enjoy the Shadow Puppet Performance and learn Chinese Paper Cutting, this culture walking tour will surely enrich your experience in Xian. Have a leisure 3 hours walking tour with local expert guide See the city landmark of Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square Find the right place to taste snacks and buy local souvenirs View the architectural arts of the Ming and Qing Dynasties See Shadow Puppet Performance and learn Paper Cutting
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