Drum Tower is the symbol and soul of the Dong villages. It is the wooden structure,joined by tenons,the whole building without any use of nail. It has several floors or dozens floors, four, six or eight faces, generally more than 10 meters high, the highest one is about dozens of meters. The shape likes a pagoda, so huge and marvelous.Sanjiang Drum Tower is called "the No.1 Drum Tower of the world", as the 50th anniversary project of the Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County,it was built by the local famous craftsman,Yang Siyu and his team in November 2002.Sanjiang Drum Tower creates four "top one" in all the drum Towers of the world.
1, Covers the largest area. It has 60 columns totally, covers an area of 600 square meters.If together with the decorated square, the total area are more than 4,000 square meters. Drum Tower becomes a venues of gathering,social activities, festivals celebrating for the Dong people.
2, The height one. A total height is 42.6 meters.
3, It gets the biggest number of the floor.27 floors in all.
4, It gets the biggest Pillar.The diameter of the four Pillars supporting the Drum Tower all are more than 70 cm.All the pillars are all made of old tree which is more than a hundred year.This is the unprecedented structure in the history of the construction of the Drum Tower.