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Bell Tower is located exactly in the middle of old town of Xian, surrounded by the avenues wit intense traffic. It was created in 1384, during Ming dynasty. It was used to mark the time. After the end of empire it was transformed in cinema, prison, and watch tower to prevent Japanese attacks by plane during II War. Nowadays the only way to reach it is by the underground tunnels used by people to cross the large avenues around it. There is a small museum inside.
You can see a copy of a Tang Bell in the corner.
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A Torre do Sino está localizada exatamente no meio da cidade velha de Xian, rodeada de avenidas de tráfego intenso. Foi criada em 1384, durante a dinastia Ming e servia para marcar as horas. Depois que o império caiu ela foi feita prisão, cinema e torre de vigia para observar ataques aéreos dos japoneses na II Guerra. Hoje em dia para alcançá-la tem que se passar por uma vasta rede de túneis usados pelos pedestres para atravessar as largas avenidas que o rodeiam. Há um pequeno museu lá dentro.
Podem ver a cópia de um sino da dinastia Tang no canto.

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