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The Drum Tower of Xi'an located in the heart of Xi'an in Shaanxi province of China, along with the Bell Tower is a symbol of the city.

The Drum Tower
The Drum Tower

Erected in 1380 during the early Ming Dynasty, it stands towering above the city center and offers incredible view of Xi'an.

The Drum Tower
The Drum Tower

On the Drum Tower's first floor, lies a hall which hangs many large drums. Each was decorated with intrinsic and beautiful Chinese writing, which symbolizes good fortune.

The Drum Tower
The Drum Tower

Inside the Drum Tower there is also a drum museum, where a variety of drums are on display, some of which can be dated back thousands of years.

The Drum Tower
The Drum Tower

The Bell Tower of Xi'an, built in 1384 during the early Ming Dynasty, is a symbol of the city of Xi'an and one of the grandest of its kind in China.

The Drum Tower
The Drum Tower

The Bell Tower, is a stately traditional building, that marks the geographical center of the ancient capital.

The Drum Tower
The Drum Tower

The impressive arrays of drums are only on show and visitors are not allowed to touch any of them.

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