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Dayan Pagoda Northern Square

Address: Yata Road, Yanta District, Xi'an 710061, China
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Ranked #11 of 240 Attractions in Xi'an
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Fountains, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Fountains, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Yakima, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We enjoyed walking the park and seeing all the statues as we made our way to the far end of the square in time for the fountain show. I wasn't sure what to expect but I'm glad we went! I've been to other dancing water fountain shows before but this one was unique. First of all, my camera loved the... More 

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Shellharbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The dancing fountains were awesome. They were bigger and better and went for longer than those at the Bellagio in Vegas. We visited at night and joined the happy gathering of people all being delighted and entertained by water, music and lights. Recommend checking it out.

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Liverpool
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Visit at night and watch the music and light show, all very spectacular and then walk around the city walls to see the city lit up in spectacular fashion.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Well worth visiting this area for the surrounding area is stunning and the pagoda very interesting. Good introduction to the influence of Buddhism to China. You can walk to the top or simply wander round the temple. Talk a walk down the main road afterwards, there is also a new monorail to take you round the area.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My hosts told me that this very long display of water is the largest in Asia. I believe them. We went during the day and I was impressed. The music and water were choreographed well. The music was a pleasant mixture of Chinese, both old and modern, and Western.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

a part from the history of the pagoda - we were able to survey the city from the heights of the pagoda.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We arrived after 9pm and only spent a short time watching the fountains and lights choreographed to music. Very glitzy. The place was very busy and it was hard to get a good vantage point to see the lights and fountains at their best. The pagoda was nicely illuminated as well. Well worth a look, but not worth a lengthy... More 

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Limavady, United Kingdom
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is a long walk, but you will enjoy it, just keep circumnavigating the Pagoda. Lights everywhere, plus water fountains, plus local families from grand parents to toddlers, enjoying themselves. Totally safe and no one bothers you. To sit and watch the synchronised dancing is almost as relaxing as doing it. A wonderful way to end an evening out in... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

A good place to go after work or on the holidays. A small advice: find when this fountain is playing music and better go there at the night.

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kuala lumpur
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The Chinese government spend hundreds of millions to built this place , it's a huge park . Restaurants, a big shopping center nearby . The star of this place was the fountain show which starts from 9 pm till 9:30 pm .

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