Matian Drum Tower and Jionglong Bridge are both located in Duyan Park. It can be visited in one day. The ticket for the Drum Tower is 20 yuan. The first time I saw it, I was shocked. The structure of the Drum Tower is very peculiar. It looks like there are nine floors, but there are actually only two floors inside. Floors 1 to 8 are four corners, and the 9th floor is an octagonal. . The square tile eaves are symmetrically molded with flying dragons, unicorns, phoenixes, peacocks, fish, lions, and deer that symbolize auspicious happiness. Very beautiful.
Huaihua Matian Drum Tower is located in Tianxin Village, Pingyang Township, Tongdao Dong Autonomous County, Hunan Province, 30 kilometers away from the county seat
Matian Drum Tower and Jionglong Bridge are located in Duyan Park, 20 yuan per person. Rebuilt in 1950, it is a national key cultural relics protection unit. Drum Tower is a special symbol of Dong Village, and you can visit it in about half an hour.
A building with local characteristics! very beautiful!
The Drum Tower is not very big, but the scenery is really great and it is worth visiting
It was built in the Shunzhi period of the Qing Dynasty and is a unique building of the Dong nationality. Square two-story pavilion, nine-story eight-pillar, wooden structure. The sides are 8 meters wide and 20 meters high. The top cover is octagonal, and the gourd top is supported. The fascia and the beams inside the building are painted with folk pictures, and the corners of the eaves are decorated with animal reliefs. There is a firepit on the ground floor and wooden stools around it. The front of the second floor is a movable siding, which can double as a stage. Floors 1 to 8 are four corners, and the ninth floor is octagonal. The square tile eaves are symmetrically molded with flying dragons, unicorns, phoenixes, peacocks, fish, lions, and deer that symbolize auspicious happiness. Various birds, fish, flowers, and grasses are also painted on the horizontal rafters, with clear lines and brilliant colors. The whole building is exquisite in structure, beautiful in appearance, elegant and dignified, it is a masterpiece of Dong architectural art
Preston_Dominguez: Tongdao, Huaihua, Hunan, China
Jeremy_Dodson: I recommended Matian Drum Tower,Duyan Park