Drum Tower and Bell Tower of Beijing

Local name鼓楼
LocationBeijing, China

The Drum Tower of Beijing, or Gulou, is situated at the northern end of the central axis of the Inner City to the north of Di'anmen Street. Originally built for musical reasons, it was later used to announce the time and is now a tourist attraction.

The Bell Tower of Beijing, or Zhonglou, stands closely behind the drum tower. Together, the Bell Tower and Drum Tower have panoramic views over central Beijing and before the modern era, they both dominated Beijing's ancient skyline.

Tags TowerHistorical
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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drum_Tower_and_Bell_Tower_of_Beijing

Address Beijing, China

Coordinates 39°56'21.601" N 116°23'22.932" E

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