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Dayan Pagoda Northern Square

Yata Road, Yanta District, Xi'an 710061, China
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Ranked #12 of 247 Attractions in Xi'an
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Fountains
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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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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53 helpful votes 53 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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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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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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The night view of North square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda was fabulous, the fountain show was great too, please do not miss it, highly recommend!

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The pagoda looks nice, but it is surrounded by many tourist shops and western fast food restaurants. If you need Starbucks, burger king,pizza hut this is the spot. There is a nice park to the west for a break from the crowds. My kids enjoyed the largest screen in Asia in the mall which kicked in at 6pm,and all the... More

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Beijing, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This park is a big square which would have a great view of the pagoda, but it is ruined at night with giant crowds of people, venders selling lighted toys to kids, load annoying techno music. Walk along the outer park of of city wall for a more quiet and relaxing experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Located around 4km from the center of town, we specifically went out of our way to go there to see the fountain display and to be honest we were somewhat disappointed. We were told numerous start times .... in fact it started at 9pm and went on for about an hour. Despite the music and the different fountain formations, it... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

No 'wow' factor here. Hiked the pagoda, took some pictures, been there, done that. It was very hard to catch a taxi (that would use a meter) afterwards, and the heat was relentless.

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