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Xian-Drum Tower

Xi'an drumtower: in the Xi'an city, the sisters who compares favorably with the bell tower constructs is a drumtower, two buildings remote shine, therefore has “the Twin Towers” and “the civil and military building” the name, Tang Dynasty poet Li Xian “does not arrive at the ear with the poem cloud toward Zhong Mugu, bright moonlight the orphaned cloud long hangs the sentiment” is portrays exactly to two building essences.

The drumtower assumes the rectangle, in addition base height 33 meters, area 1204.3 square meters. The base becomes with the blue brickwork, the height 7.7 meters, the width 52.6 meters, north the building center ward off have the volume portal penetration. Lou Shenjian in the base center, structure is the double-eaved roof rests the summit, the high and low two-story building, a yet higher goal waist eave even place, outside the two-story building has the winding corridor, the eave upper berth green tile.

The drumtower constructed in the bright Hongwu 13 years (in 1380), was bigger than four years old the bell tower, until now some 611 years history, with has rested the summit wood construction for the double-eaved roof three water drops, big grand. The Qing Dynasty once two times repaired da. In the building one side the original great drum, evening beats a drum to report time, therefore famous drumtower. In former days under the building eave was hanging has the great plaque, south was “civil and military abundantly”, north was “the reputation in the day”. Drumtower dougong colored drawing on pottery, outward appearance grave gorgeous, with bell tower is the sisters building, also had “the timely exhortations to virtue and purity” saying.

The drumtower is the classical architecture, the base is a rectangle, becomes with the blue brickwork, building height 33 meters, area 1924 square meters. Center the building base wards off has the north and south ticket entry, connects Beiyuanmen and west the avenue. The construction structure uses heavy the eave three water drop types with to rest the mountain colored glaze tiled roof-peak form, shines with the bell tower, in the building has the ladder to be possible on, ascends to two buildings, leans against a railing may look into the distance from a high place Mt. Zhongnanshan and the entire city landscape.

The bell tower had still not destroyed after the earthquake, but pre-liberation Kuomintang is stationed in the army, the elder is in bad repair. After the liberation, the government allocation renovates many times, the old appearance trades xinyan, becomes Xi'an's symbolic construction.

Copyright: Jacky Cheng
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 5440x2720
Taken: 06/09/2007
Uploaded: 25/03/2010
Updated: 06/03/2018


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