Holidays in The Bell and Drum photo copyrighted by: BeijingChinaWorld
Behind the Drum Tower stands the Bell Tower, double-eaved, with gray stone
walls and a black glazed roof, edged in green. Like its partner to the south, the
Bell Tower was originally built in 1272 (Yuan Dynasty) and rebuilt in 1420.
However it burned down during the 18th century and was rebuilt again in 1745.
It is slightly taller than the drum tower at 47.9 meters and still holds the original bell, in excellent condition, though this bell is not rung anymore.
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