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I and my clients say great thank you for this trip. Clients enjoyed it much, and especially they say thank you for the Russian speaking guides - they were communicating, friendly, helpful, real professional ones. They made more than my clients excepted from them. Give the best wishes for them! 

It total, everything was great. Thanks again and hope to cooperate with you in the future. Have a nice weekend!

J. S. - Director of Branch Office
Travel Company Europe

November 2017 (12-day China Immersion Beijing - Xi'an - Chongqing - Yangtze Three Gorges - Shanghai)



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Xian Drum TowerAbout 300 meters to the northwest of the Bell Tower, stands another magnificent building the Drum Tower, which was built in 1380, four years older than the Bell Tower.

Drum Tower XianThere used to be a huge drum in the tower which told the time at dusk; hence, the name Drum Tower. The bell in the Bell Tower and the drum in the Drum Tower, have been referred to as the Morning Bell and the Dusk Drum. Later, the drum was no longer used to tell time but only to give warnings to people in times of war. The base of the Drum Tower covers an area of 1,924 square meters and is 34 meters high. It was also built with blue bricks.

The building is rectangular with tiers of eaves and has golden-tiled roof. It is only twoDrum Tower Xian storeys inside. There are corridors around the tower on each tier and the outer eaves are decorated with networks of wood arches. The elegance and grandeur of its structure reveals much of the superb workmanship in architecture of the Chinese people. 

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