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Bell Tower

Bell Tower is located in the center of Xian and it is the place where the four main streets, West Street, East Street, North Street and South Street, are converged. The Bell Tower is 36 meters in height, 8.6-meter-high in the substratum, and 35.5-meter in width, covering 1377.4 square meters in area. The four main streets revolve with the Bell Tower and stretch to the four gates enclosing the city wall. The Bell Tower is the largest and best-preserved bell tower among the ones remained since ancient times, impressive and spectacular.

In the northwest corner of the Bell Tower hangs a 5-ton iron bell build in Ming dynasty, on which the exquisite Eight Diagrams patterns are cast, but it is much smaller than the Jingyun bronze bell previously hung on the Bell Tower. Besides giving correct time, the Bell Tower once played an important role during ancient times. Standing on the Bell Tower, visitors could capture a panoramic view of Xian city. The nightscape of Bell Tower is particularly beautiful and watching it is really a must-have for visitors.

Bell Tower hosts the artworks of Qi Baishi, a prestigious painter in modern China. These works, 152-centimeter long and 50-meter wide, are all made in his ninetieth and of high appreciating value. Moreover, chime performance is also offered on the Bell Tower every day, which offers a great chance to discover the culture of this ancient city. Appreciating the music played by chimes and watching the fabulous dance would never fail to be a terrific experience for visitors. The performance is scheduled on every Saturday and is available at 9:00, 10:30, 11:30, 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00, lasting about 10-15 minutes. Moreover, an antique exhibition is also available on the Bell Tower.

 

Travel Tips

Location: In the center of Xian City

Admission Fee: 27RMB

Open Time: 8:30-21:30 (Apr-Oct); 8:30-18:00 (Nov-Mar)

How to get to: There are many buses heading to Bell Tower, The bus No.7, 8, 601, 300, 611 are all accessible.