Drum tower (Asia)


The term drum tower (Chinese: 鼓楼; pinyin: gǔlóu) is used to refer to a tower in the center of an old Chinese city, housing signal drums.[1] There was usually also a Bell tower nearby. For individual towers, see:

Drum towers can be found in a number of Buddhist temples in China and other countries of the region.

The drum tower often being located in the symbolic center of a city, downtown districts of several Chinese cities have been named after the tower; see Gulou (disambiguation) for a list.

References


  1. ^ Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, ed. (1 September 2016). 现代汉语词典(第七版) [A Dictionary of Current Chinese] (in Chinese) (Seventh ed.). Beijing: The Commercial Press. p. 470. ISBN 978-7-100-12450-8. 鼓楼】gǔlóu 名 旧时城市中设置大鼓的楼,楼内按时敲鼓报告时辰。









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