Bell Tower

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Standing at the crossing of the East, West, South, and North avenues in the city centre, the Bell Tower is a three-story wooden structure topped with dark green tiles. It is a grand ancient building with traditional Chinese architectural features. The original tower was built in the late 14th century, but it was rebuilt at the present location in 1739 during the Qing dynasty. A large iron bell in the tower used to mark the time each day, hence the name. There are musical performances inside the tower every afternoon and most mornings.