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Drum Tower

Entrance fee is 10 RMB. Its restored and gives you feeling of the Asien time. You can walk up and... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Dom N
Shanghai, China
via mobile
An actual old tower

Situated in the 'theme park' of the new 'old Datong' this is just near the Garden hotel, and we... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
John F
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Sep 15, 2017
“Drum Tower”
Sep 8, 2017
“An actual old tower”
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Yongtai Street, Urban Area, Datong 037006, China
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Entrance fee is 10 RMB. Its restored and gives you feeling of the Asien time. You can walk up and have a 360 degree view around. Inside are also some old pictures of the city and new drawings of some sightseeing spots around. The location...More

Thank Dom N
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Situated in the 'theme park' of the new 'old Datong' this is just near the Garden hotel, and we were assured is an actual ancient bell tower. In the middle of a crossroads.

Thank John F
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

I have been here many times but now june 2016 this place is under renovation! Anyway i did have a great time visiting the streets next to the Drum Towel . It is located just in the middle of the old city!

Thank Old B
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

When in Datong if you are not afraid by very vertical stairs (quite impressive) you can climb to the drum tower It's in the middle of a turnabout Be careful crossing the road

1  Thank LaupomHK
Reviewed 22 August 2015

This is not a must see but is worth the visit if you happen to be in the area. We were staying at the Garden Hotel just down the street and so it was an easy walk. At only 10 yuan to enter, it's pretty...More

1  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

In the centre of the wall part of Datong, the drum is large but not the main attraction. You can climb some VERY steep steps up to the top of the tower, you get a good four sided view of the town. I would recommend...More

Thank Chris101111
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Well worth a visit. You get a good idea of how it functioned and the view from the top is interesting. the staff are very friendly.

Thank Arthur F
Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

A nice landmark to visit as part of a visit to the old town area. Not one of my top attractions in Datong but doesn't take long to see

Thank Sharpei72
Reviewed 5 October 2014

Really interesting and beautiful, and best of all unexpected. Ladders inside to climb to the top but was fine for the kids (11 & 14). Beautiful inside, great views of old quarter area.

1  Thank MRB501
Reviewed 21 September 2014

Compare to other drum towers in China this one in Datong it's not very interesting, but it looks nice.

Thank jestemboska
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