Built in 1384 during the Ming Dynasty, the Belltower of Xi’An was and still is an icon of the city. It resembles the city’s prosperous origins and its magnanimity. If you wish to know more about this unique attraction, do read on.
There is an amazing yet unbelievable story behind the origins of this structure that is the original bell tower was built approximately 1000 meters away from the site but how it came to be where it is today you may ask? It was moved manually piece by piece. It was one of the most intricate and ingenious feats of engineering at that time!
Features and dimensions
The bell tower features several large bronze bells which belong to the Tang Dynasty. The tower is approximately 40 meters high and it’s base spans over an area of 1377 square meters. The entirety of the structure is made with a combination of brick and wood and it still stands tall against the sands of time as one of the largest and well-preserved ancients monuments in China.
The bell tower was originally purposed publishing news during the old days. it was also used as a point to warn people of potential and oncoming attacks or sieges.
Visiting the site
The monument today has become a well-renowned tourist attraction and visiting here is pretty easy. You could reach here by taxi from almost any part of the town. If you are stationed at a resort property the likes of Citadines Xingqing Palace Xian which is regarded as the best location to stay in Xian, you could reach out to the front desk for they will arrange transportation to the site.