Inside the Drum Tower. In traditional Chinese style, and built in 1380 during the Ming Dynasty, the Drum Tower had the same function as that of the Bell. It is located on a stone platform, on which stands a wooden building of two floors with a total height of 34 meters from where you have good views of the city when the sky allows. Inside a giant drum is shown that in antiquity resounded for miles every evening, announcing the closing of the gates in the wall. Currently, in an adjacent room musical performances are held daily and are on display outside a dozen large drums.