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Address: Intersection of Gulou Dong Dajie and Di'anmen Wai Dajie
Phone number: +86 (0)10 8402 7869
Price: Drum Tower 20 Yuan/ticket, Bell Tower 15 Yuan/ticket
The Drum Tower (鼓楼gǔ lóu) was originally built in 1273 but the current structure dates to 1420. The tower was used as the time-keeping center for Beijing.
100 meters north of the Drum Tower, you will find the Bell Tower (钟楼zhōng lóu). The Bell Tower was originally built around the same time as the Drum Tower, but was burned down and rebuilt in the 1700’s.
Both structures are quite impressive and worthwhile stops on your tour of Beijing. Both buildings close at 4:30, so don’t plan on going late.
Location: About 3 km directly north of the Forbidden City on Gulou Da Jie. Take the No. 2 subway line to “Gulou Da Jie” and walk south. Otherwise, it’s walkable from Tiananmen Square.
Bell Tower, 2007
Drum Tower, 2007
How to Get There:
Take bus No. 107、815、734、834、60、5、124 to get there.
Photos from Drum Tower and Bell Tower