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Bell Tower

Admission Fee:CNY 27 for the Bell Tower only and CNY 27 for the Drum Tower only;
CNY 40 for the joint ticket of Bell and Drum Tower
Opening time:8:00 - 22:00 (Apr. 1 - Oct. 31); 8:00 - 17:30 (Nov. 1 - the next Mar. 31)
Recommended time for a visit:one hours

How to Get There

1)By Subway: Take Subway Line 2 and get off at Bell Tower Station.
2)By Bus:Almost every coner of the city has bus going there. You can take bus 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 16, 26, 29, 32, 35, 36, 37, 43, 45, 46, 118, 201, 203, 205, 206, 208, 214, 215, 216, 218, 221, 222, 229, 235, 239, 251, 252, 300, 302, 502, 600, K600, 603, 604, K605, 606, 608, 609, 611, 612, K618, K630, 706, Tourist Bus Line 7, Tourist Bus Line 8 (610), Airport Shuttle Bus No.1...and get off at Bell Tower Stop.

Introduction

If you are having a Xian package tour,our Xian travel guide will introduce you to see the Bell Tower in Xian,which is one of the Xian tourist attractions,thus giving you a complete sightseeing in Xian.
The Bell Tower of Xian is located in the center of this city, as a symbol to tell the people that it possesses historical value of this ancient capital in China. Built in 1384 during the early Ming Dynasty with a height of 36 meters, the Bell Tower covers an area of 1,377 square meters.

With several large bronze-cast bells from the Tang Dynasty, it is an unique architecture built by bricks and timbers. The tower is a splendid sight with its dark green glazed tiles, blue and green paintings and touches of gold.

The bell tower is a wooden structure topped with dark green tiles. It is a grand ancient building with traditional Chinese architectural features. The Bell Tower is beautifully lit at night.

From the top the Bell Tower, visitors can get a bird's eye view of the surrounding areas and the building's brightly-decorated eaves.

Many legends of this tower gain a mysterious color to this old structure. One of the legends is related to the Chinese totem - dragon.

It is said that during the Ming Dynasty, Guanzhong area had experienced earthquakes. Many citizens were injured and they had found the reason of these frequent earthquakes. It was the dragon in the river which was flowing across the center of Xian city. In order to lock the dragon, the Bell Tower was built by the government. One of the officials believed that this tower could suppress the dragon firmly and bring the happiness to the city. And just as he thought, earthquake did not occur in Xi'an again.

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