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Drum Tower & Bell Tower

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
The Bell Tower and Drum Tower, located at the north end of Dianmenwai Street, in the city of Beijing, are a group of ancient buildings at the north end of the central axis from south to north in the ancient capital of Beijing. As the time-keeping Centre in the capital of the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties, they have a long history. The Drum Tower was first built in the 9th year of Zhi Yuan Period of the Ming Dynasty, and Qi Zheng Tower. The Drum Tower is 46.7 metres high. It is an arched wooden structure with three layers of upturned eaves, covered with grey tubeshaped tiles and edged with green glazed tiles. In the past there were Bronze Clepsydra, 24 drums and one main drum on the second floor, but now only the drumhead is there.
The Bell Tower, situated due north the Drum Tower, was built in the 9th year of the Zhi Yuan period Yuan Dynasty. Later it was burnt down. It was rebuilt in the 10th year of the Qian Long period the Qing Dynasty. The Bell Tower stands 47.9 metres high. It is an ancient domed, double-eaved tower made of stones bricks covered with black glazed tiles and edged with green glazed tiles with no beam in the building.
The Bell Tower and Drum Tower, justifiably so, enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers, and is one of the most visited place in the Beijing city.

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