For a trip to classic China, visit the Ancient Bell Museum. The Bell Museum was built in 1733, during the peak of the artistic Ming period. Emperors prayed at the temple for rain to nourish the crops vital to functioning society. What is truly unique about this museum is that it is the only collection of bells in China, with over 700 bells made of many classic minerals such as bronze, iron and jade. The oldest bells were made as early as 800 BC, and visitors can even admire recent bells made by Republican China. The Yongle Bell, also known as the “King of Bells,” is a crowd-favorite that measures over 5 meters tall and contains over 100 Buddhist incantations. The bell itself can be heard over 10 kilometers away on holidays. For a museum unlike anything else in the world, visit the Ancient Bell Museum.