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Bell Tower Xian

bell tower xianThe Bell Tower is situated in the center of the Xi'an City. It was built in 1384 originally at the end of today's Guanji Street, and was moved to the current position in 1582. It was again rebuilt in 1740. In the past time, the copper bell was hung in the tower to give the correct time at dawn, so it's named as the Bell Tower.

Made of blue bricks, the base platform looks like a square, 8.6 meters high and 35.5 meters wide, and covers more than 1370 square meters. Its height altogether is 36 meters from the ground to the top of the tower.

The tower is totally made of bricks and wood covered with deep green colored glaze tile, eaves and rooms overlapping, each of the four corners has 4 peaks, hoppers, Zaojing, woodcarving and colored drawing are decorated at each floor. The whole city will appear before your eyes if you climb the tower and look into the distance.

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