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The Bell Tower Tour


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the bell tower tour
The Bell Tower Tour photo copyrighted by: BeijingChinaWorld

The Bell Tower stands 47.9 metres high. It is an ancient domed, double-eaved tower made of stones and bricks covered with black glazed tiles and edged with green glazed tiles with no beam in the building. It appears a semi-sphere in the center of the roof over the second floor. Under the octagonal bell rack, there hangs a big bell which was inscribed with " It was built on a lucky day, month and year under the reign of Emperor Yongle" The Bell Tower is 63 tons in weight and is the biggest ancient bell in china.

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