Xi'an Bell Tower-西安钟楼 (xī ān zhōnɡ lóu)

Saturday, October 28, 2023

The Bell Tower of Xi'an, in chinese called 钟楼 (zhōng lóu), it has become a symbol of Xi'an which is a city that blends ancient and modern cultures. In today's city center of Xi'an, you can find the Bell Tower at the intersection of four main streets within the Ming City Wall.


“钟” (zhōng)-clock

“zh” is an initial consonant that is pronounced by placing the tongue against the upper gum and then quickly moving the tongue away from the upper gum to allow the air to pass through the mouth, making the ch sound. The "zh" sound creates a brief blockage of air flow in the mouth, which is then released quickly to create a plosive sound that is clear and strong. 

“楼” (lóu)-tower

"lou" is pronounced like "low, "with the lips slightly rounded and then protruding, and the tongue at the bottom of the mouth making a longer sound.


  • fāng xíng jī zuò
    方形基座:Introduces the foundation supports of the Xi'an Bell Tower
    The Bell Tower sits on a square-shaped base.
  • diāo liáng huà dòng
    雕梁画栋-Chinese Chengyu:Introduces the art of the Xi'an bell tower architecture
    Carved beam
  • sì jiǎo zǎn dǐng chóng yán sān dī shuǐ
    四角攒顶 重檐三滴水-Architectural features of the Xi'an Bell Tower
    Each of the eaves has four corners, three eaves, and three drops of water are the image of the triple eaves, referring to the three stages of water droplets flowing from the roof.
  • chén zhōng mù gǔ
    晨钟暮鼓-Chinese Chengyu: Introduces the use of the Xi'an Bell Tower
    "Morning Bell,  Evening Drum":The bell is on the morning and the drum is on the evening


  1. Xi 'an Bell Tower represents the integration of ancient and modern cultures.
    xī’ān zhōng lóu dài biǎo le gǔ jīn wén huà jiān shōu bìng xù.
  2. It was built in 1384 during the reign of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang in the Ming Dynasty and underwent restoration in 1582.
    公元1384年,西安钟楼建造于明代朱元璋(zhū yuán zhāng)皇帝在位时,在公元1582年重修。
    gōng yuán 1384 nián, xī’ān zhōng lóu jiàn zào yú míng dài zhū yuán zhāng huáng dì zài wèi shí ,zài gōng yuán 1582 nián chóng xiū.

Sign up for a free trial now!

FAQ / Tips

As a first - time student, if you are not completely satisfied with our service, we offer a cancellation policy that allows you to cancel your subscription before the first month. In such cases, we only charge a one - month fee and refund the remaining balance to you as soon as possible.We strive to ensure that our customers are fully satisfied with our service and are committed to providing a hassle - free refund process.
We provide a wealth of Chinese teaching materials and learning resources, including but not limited to textbooks, workbooks, listening materials, reading materials, video courses, and online courses.Our teaching materials and resources are carefully selected and designed to meet the learning needs and goals of different learners. At the same time, our teachers will provide personalized teaching and guidance based on the learning characteristics and needs of students to ensure that students can learn and master Chinese language efficiently.
We offer highly flexible class schedules that cater to your needs, with lessons available from 7am to 10pm Beijing time, seven days a week.This allows you to conveniently take lessons at any time and from any location that suits your schedule.
Thank you for choosing Chinese Learning for your language learning needs.If you need to cancel or reschedule a lesson, please do so at least 4 hours ahead of time. To request a cancellation, please send an email to ivy.wang @chineselearning.com or service @chineselearning.com.We appreciate your cooperation and understanding, and we look forward to providing you with the best learning experience possible."
We offer a referral program that rewards both you and your friend with free classes.To participate, simply refer a friend to our program and once they successfully enroll, both you and your friend will receive free classes.We appreciate your support and look forward to helping you and your friend achieve your language learning goals.
No, the tuition fees you have paid cover all costs.There are no additional fees or hidden charges. We strive to be transparent and upfront with our pricing, ensuring that our clients receive the best value for their investment.