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“Climb up to see the tower and road madness” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Xi'an Bell Tower

Xi'an Bell Tower
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US$76.30*
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Xi'an Day Tour: Shanxi History Museum, Xi'an City Wall and Bell Tower
Ranked #10 of 332 things to do in Xi'an
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Bell Tower Square marks the geographical center of the ancient capital. From this important landmark extend East, South, West and North Streets, connecting the Tower to the East, South, West and North Gates of the City Wall of the Ming Dynasty.
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“Climb up to see the tower and road madness”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Standing at the center of the city this large tower houses a bell (not the original) that was rung to alert the locals if invaders were coming. When it was constructed 1384 the Emperor could never have imagined that today his tower would sit surrounded by never ending city traffic at probably the busiest intersection in the city. It is worth the walk up to see the wooden roof - but more interesting is to watch that traffic and some of the hair raising near misses as the vehicles zoom around. Great for a photo when the tower is lit up at night

Visited July 2014
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“Nothing too exciting, good location though”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

I suppose it is a 'must-do' in Xi'an. Go up, take pictures. A bell performance every 1-1.5 hours, which was all right.

Visited July 2014
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“The old meets the new.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

It´s right in the middle of a busy street, far from the original idea, but keeps guard on the tradition and history of this very proud city. Must see!!

Visited June 2014
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“Great views but probably not worth it.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Other than the photo ops, there was nothing to do here. I probably would not recommend it to others. The scheduled presentations and entertainment never happened with no explanation. Still... pretty views!

Visited July 2014
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“Such a Tower in a City Center”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

It's amazing to find this kind of tower in a middle of the road and in city center.
This is one of Xi'an greatest attraction for me.
Watch it at night when the lights illuminates the tower... Simply amazing!

Visited February 2014
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