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Dayan Pagoda Northern Square

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Address: Yata Road, Yanta District, Xi'an 710061, China
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Rainbow coloured fountains

Fun but don't make a special trip. Worth it if you're wandering round the (frankly crazy but great) Quijiang area and Tang All Day Mall. Which is like Vegas gone East.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun but don't make a special trip. Worth it if you're wandering round the (frankly crazy but great) Quijiang area and Tang All Day Mall. Which is like Vegas gone East.

Thank IanJohnson
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We walked around in the evening. If you are in the neighborhood it's a nice place to walk around. We went in the evening and enjoyed the colored lights.

Thank rockheights2012
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35 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

here is very quiet. you may see the religious side of Xi'an city, meantime getting to know the culture of Xi'an and China. and you may find local food close by, ver safe, very pleasant, and there is the biggest water fountain in Asia, in the eventing you will see the light in the fountain with music, it is just... More 

Thank Fei Y
Beijing, China
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116 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

The highlight here is a bunch of fountains that are synchronized to light and music, all located adjacent to one of China's most historic sites for Buddhism. Aside from being tacky, the fountain show is worth about 2 minutes of time. Not worth a special trip.

Thank harvlaw
Hillsborough, California
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Fountain show is fun to watch, but real highlight is watching all the different dance groups. Locals use square and surrounding areas at night to dance together for socialising as well as exercise. On the night we were there, we saw 5 different groups, doing ballroom, line dancing, cha cha, etc. With people of all ages participating, we felt we... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Seeing the dancing fountains is a perfect way to finish off a day of trekking around the city. It doesn't matter if you are a bit late because shows go for about 10-15 minutes, so don't stress. I recommend making your way up the whole area and not just sticking with one set of fountains, as they are different in... More 

Thank ash289
Melbourne, Australia
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251 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Still worth going to even though a bit repetative. It is the longest fountain in asia but the middle sections are a bit boring. Go to the end furthest from the pagoda

Thank ironian
Redditch, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The show started about 20.00hrs, with a moderate sized crowd, there were still spots available to view/photograph the coloured effects. Show lasts about 45 minutes, we felt perfectly safe with police/security personnel in abundance.

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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

I went to see the fountain show and the pagoda. I arrived around 7.40 for the 8.30 show on a Wednesday. Managed to get a seat directly opposite the pagoda but about 10 minutes later it was standing room only. The show is nice. Last for about 20 minutes and is free. The Pagoda itself I found disappointing. It's 50... More 

Thank BenDavey
Qingdao, China
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27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

A water show worth seeing when you become bored of Xi'an on your second day. Take a gander and a video with the tens of thousands of other people taking the same video pushing and shoving to get to the front of a gargantuan crowd of tourists.

Thank Dustin D

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