The Beijing Guide - Helping travelers discover Beijing and the 2008 Olympics

Drum Tower

Drum and Bell Tower Beijing China, photo by Peter Danford
The front of the Drum Tower

Drum and Bell Tower Beijing China, photo by Peter Danford
On the road in front of the Drum Tower

Drum and Bell Tower Beijing China, photo by Peter Danford

Drum and Bell Tower Beijing China, photo by Peter Danford
An old drum

Drum and Bell Tower Beijing China, photo by Peter Danford

Drum and Bell Tower Beijing China, photo by Peter Danford
View of the Bell Tower from the Drum Tower

Drum and Bell Tower Beijing China, photo by Peter Danford
The Drum and Bell Towers are on Beijing's Central Axis, along with
The Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Tiananmen Square and Qianmen.

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Drum and Bell Tower Beijing China, photo by Peter Danford
The drums are beaten every 30 minutes on the top and bottom of the hour.

Drum and Bell Tower Beijing China, photo by Peter Danford

Drum and Bell Tower Beijing China, photo by Peter Danford

Drum and Bell Tower Beijing China, photo by Peter Danford
The stairs going up into the tower are steep (looking down from the top).

Drum and Bell Tower Beijing China, photo by Peter Danford
Grab a coffee in the courtyard between the Drum and Bell Towers

Drum and Bell Tower Beijing China, photo by Peter Danford
Bicycle rickshaws take tourists through the hutongs (old alleyways) in the neighborhood.

Drum and Bell Tower Beijing China, photo by Peter Danford

Drum and Bell Tower Beijing China, photo by Peter Danford

Drum and Bell Tower Beijing China, photo by Peter Danford

Drum and Bell Tower Beijing China, photo by Peter Danford

Drum and Bell Tower Beijing China, photo by Peter Danford
Cabbages for sale on the street.