Welcome to The Beijing Report's Digital Introduction to the Gu Lou, or Drum Tower of Ancient Beijing.
Drum Tower of The Ancient Capital
Northern Balcony & Bell Tower Panorama
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View of the Drum- and Bell Tower Square in Beijing from the highest platform and balcony on the Beijing Drum Tower. On the opposite northern side, also on the central axis of the ancient city, stands the Ming Dynasty Era Bell Tower of Beijing (Photo: 2004)
Views from the northern highest platform and blacony of the Beijing Drum Tower revealing part of the wooden balustrade and parts of the Hutong houses which until recently surrounded the Bell- and Drum-Towers of Beijing. (Photo: 2004)
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Looking over the dege and downward from the top balcony one has a view of the small outer wall and courtyard of the Drum Tower.
As they have and probably will for a long time, rickshaws gather down below on the square awaiting the arrival of tourists by bus or on foot, in order to offer them the luxury grand hutong tour of the nearby Hutong and the Shichahai Lakes Area.