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Drum Tower Square, Xi'an

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Architectural Building · Landmark
Learn about the history of Chinese drumming at Drum Tower Square. The square’s main attraction is the tower from 1380, built during the Ming dynasty, which holds 24 drums on display. Take a look at various sidewalk music and art performances, or buy a souvenir from the stalls around the site. Take a break in the small flower park, and if you're hungry, buy some food from the vendors on the square. During the night, the whole square comes to life with impressive lighting. Using our online itinerary creator, Xi'an attractions like Drum Tower Square can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I am not sure why its called Drum Tower Square when its closer to the Bell Tower, but it gives a good view of the Bell Tower. There is plenty or shops in the area. There isn't anything particularly...  more »
  • Watch for pickpockets and also hawkers trying to sell cheap terra-cotta ripoffs. Then again, watch the sellers selling the more expensive version saying that only there’s won’t fall apart and is...  more »

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