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Drum Tower (Gülóu)

  • 1 Dafang Xiang Map It
  • Nanjing
  • Building/Architectural Site

Updated 01/08/2015

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First built in 1382, the Drum Tower (Gulou in Chinese) gives the central city district its name. In ancient times, drums housed inside were used to signal important events, from the changing of the night's watch to an enemy attack or the even greater threat of fire. Today just one drum remains.

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1 Dafang Xiang, beside Gulou People's Sq., Nanjing, 210029, China

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  • Y20
  • 8:30 –5

Updated 01/08/2015


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