DAY 37c

XI'AN ~ The Bell Tower 钟楼 (Shaanxi, CHN)

Saturday August 12th, 2017

TODAYS MILEAGE – 7 miles or 11 kilometres
TRIP MILEAGE – 33,964 miles or 54,660 kilometres

The "Bell Tower" of Xi'an marks the geographical centre of the ancient capital, measures 118 feet (36 metres) in height, 116 feet (35.5 metres) in length & width and covers nearly ⅓ of an acre (1,377 m²).

The Bell Tower and was erected in 1384 during the "Ming Dynasty" by "Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang" as a way to dominate the surrounding countryside and to provide early warning of imminent attacks by rival rulers.

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