Bell and Drum Towers: the crystallization of ancient Chinese people's wisdom


The Beijing Bell and Drum Towers are a group of ancient buildings located at the northern end of Beijing's north-south central axis, and are situated at the northern end of Di'anmenwai Street in Dongcheng District, Beijing. The two towers, placed vertically in front and behind, are majestic and imposing, and are the crystallization of the wisdom and strength of the ancient Chinese working people. The bell and drum towers were the chime centers of the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. In the history of the establishment of urban bell and drum towers, the Beijing Bell and Drum Towers are the largest in scale and the highest in form. They are one of the landmarks of the ancient capital of Beijing and important buildings that have witnessed the history of China in the past hundred years.