Beacon Towers in Hami

Beacon Towers in Hami There are totally 51 beacon towers of Qing dynasty remained in Hami. In arid and torried areas, beacon towers are usually built by laying Sun-dried bricks, while in comparably humid areas like Barkol and Yiwu, they are mostly built by ramming earth. These beacon towers are about 4-10m high, and their plane is basically square or octagonal. Today they have become famous local scenic spots.