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. 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 got its name from the huge drum located within the building. In contrast to the Bell Tower, where bell was stricken at dawn, drum was beat at sunset to indicate the end of the day.
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.
Peak Season (Apr. to Oct.): 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Off Season (Nov. to Mar. next year): 8 p.m. - 5:30
Adult: CNY 27 (CNY 40 with the Bell Tower)
Child (up to 18 with ID): free
Senior (65-69): CNY 20
Address Xian, China
Coordinates 34°15'42.281" N 108°56'20.437" E