About 30 m west of the Bell tower, the Drum tower faces south and echoes with the Bell Tower. The Drum Tower got its name from a huge in the tower, which was beat at sunset to indicate the end of the day in ancient China. Built in the 13th year of the Hongwu reign (1380) of the Ming Dynasty, the two-story Drum Tower is 33 m high, with triple eaves and a hip roof. The Drum Tower in Xi’an is the largest one of all the drum towers in China.

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