It is the oldest and the most beautiful drum tower in China. It is
25 meters high with 13 stories. It was built in 1672. You can walk
to the top for the beautiful views.
The Drum Tower is uniquely Dong in style and it's where all the
important events take place in the village. When the elders decide
to have a meeting, the drum on top of the tower is sounded and
everybody who hears it, drops what they're doing and turns up. The
drum tower in Zengchong is among the oldest of its kind. It was
built some 400 years ago, all from wood, but still stands firm. The
drum tower is not only the symbol of the Dong village, it's also
their pride. No outsiders can be involved in building it so the
final structure reflects the villagers' skills and prestige.