East & Southeast Asia :: China
(also see separate Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan entries)
Caption
The Drum Tower in Beijing was built in 1272 and rebuilt twice after two fires. It originally contained one large drum and 24 smaller drums that were used to keep track of time. The Drum Tower is 47 m high and located to the north of the Forbidden City.
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