Monuments

Bell Tower (ZhōngLóu)

The Bell Tower is the landmark and center of Xian city connecting the Tower to the East, South, West and North Gates of the City Wall. The tower was originally built in 1380 A.D by Emperor ZhuYuanzhang. It is recorded that the ancient people used the bell to tell the time and the drum to tell the dusk, as saying of “the Morning Bell and Dusk Drum.” And also used to provide early warning of attack by rival rulers.

Travel Tips:

1. After visiting the Bess Tower, you could taste a number of delicious snacks of Shaanxi in the Moslem Street (Huimin Jie)

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