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Bell and Drum Towers, Beijing

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Admire Beijing’s Bell and Drum Towers, two towers that were used to tell time in ancient China, and landmarks of the city. The drum tower dates back to the 13th century and the rule of Kublai Khan, while the bell tower was probably built a century later. Restored many times over the years, the towers were opened to the public in the 1980’s. Climb one of the historic structures, the taller of which is the drum tower at 47 m (154 ft), for a rewarding view of the city center and to see the surviving drum and bronze bell. Using our online itinerary creator, Beijing attractions like Bell and Drum Towers can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • These two attractive ornate Chinese buildings are linked by a small square and are open for visitors from 0900 to 1700 and well worth visiting when in this area of Beijing. The steep steps up to the t...  more »
  • Just north of the Forbidden City and Beihai Park and readily accessible by subway the Drum and Bell Towers are well worth a visit just for what they are and, more importantly, for the views from the u...  more »
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