Zhenyuan Building, commonly known as the Gulou, also known as Jingyuan Building, located in the center of Zhangye City, the East and West North and South four streets intersection here, is the largest existing drum building in the Hexi Corridor. It is modeled Xi'an Bell Tower, a square, built on a brick altar, the face of 3, into the depth of 3, the bottom width of 16 meters. The flat is square, the bottom 32 meters wide, 9 meters high, the base to the top of the building 30 meters, the building is three-story wooden tower shape, heavy balcony four-sided slope, the balcony spire. The horn, carved beam painting building, elegant and solemn, is completely the traditional Chinese national form of architecture.
The streets of Zhangye Old Town are quite interesting. The place where the four streets of East Street and West Street meet is the place where the drum tower is located. It looks quite new, but the driver said it was from an ancient building.
As the center of the city, the Zhangye Bell and Drum Tower is very spectacular around it. The height of the tower is very high. With the Drum Tower above, No. 4 is no worse than the Drum Tower in Xi'an. Moreover, inscriptions were written on each of the four cards, which seemed very domineering.
Zhangye is a city that one eye loves. It has history and nature, as is this Drum Tower. Although it seems that there is no way to go up now, it is enough to look around.
Drum Tower is Zhangye’s Bell and Drum Tower, also called Zhenyuan Tower, located at the intersection of East, West, South and North Four Streets in Ganzhou District, Zhangye. It is the largest bell and drum tower in the Hexi Corridor, and it is well preserved.
This bell and drum tower now stands in the center of the city, and it is more primitive, solemn and sad against the backdrop of the surrounding modern buildings. Perhaps because of the winter weather, when photographing the Bell and Drum Tower, the withered branches and buds were reflected, coupled with the heroic atmosphere of the Great Northwest, it felt like this. Maybe the scene you see is different every season.