4 Augusti 2017 – Gulou & Zhonglou ★

Bor precis i grannskapet och måste ju upp till Trum- (Gulou) och klocktornen (Zhonglou) nån gång. Hann med sista trum giget!
Grymt jobbiga trappor, speciellt upp till klocktornet men värt. Finfin utsikt åt alla håll!

“Built around 1272 during the Yuan dynasty and the capital (Beijing) was named Dadu. They were historically used for telling time during the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties.”

“The Bell Tower is 47.95 meters in height and covers an area of 6,000 square meters.  Within the tower is a large copper bell known as the “King of Ancient Bells”. The bell is 7 meters in height and has a diameter of 3.4 meters and weighs a staggering 63 tons.”

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ENGLISH https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulou_and_Zhonglou_(Beijing)
SVENSKA https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trum-_och_klocktornen_i_Peking