The Drum Tower is in the centre of the ancient capital of China, Xi'an, close to The Bell Tower. If you are staying in the city to visit the Terracotta Warriors, the two towers make a great addition to your itinerary. Inside the Drum Tower you can find lots of examples of ancient Chinese drums, and various other artefacts as well. The giant drum was beaten at sunset, to mark the end of each day. (The bell was struck to mark the sunrise.) There is a daily drum show that is well worth seeing - a group of expert drummers create amazing rhythms using different sized drums. You can also go up to the top of the Drum Tower where you can get an excellent view out over Xi'an.
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