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The jewel of the Datong City

I have been here many times but now june 2016 this place is under renovation! Anyway i did have a... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2016
Old B
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Mind the steps

When in Datong if you are not afraid by very vertical stairs (quite impressive) you can climb to... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2015
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14 Jun 2016
“The jewel of the Datong City”
22 Aug 2015
“Mind the steps ”
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Yongtai Street, Urban Area, Datong 037006, China
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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
Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

The Drum Tower is in the old section of Datong within the old city wall. It has been well preserved and due to it's historical importance should not be missed.

Thank RonRSydney_Australia
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Stay in the Garden Hotel in Datong (59 Yongtai Street) and you'll find the old drum tower literally on your doorstep. One of the remaining truly genuine older structures still standing in Datong. Given how Datong was an important centre of resistance during the Sino-Japanese...More

Thank SingaporeGirl
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