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Dayan Pagoda Northern Square

Address: Yata Road, Yanta District, Xi'an 710061, China
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Ranked #16 of 317 things to do in Xi'an
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Fountains, Sights & Landmarks
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Fountains, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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62 reviews 62 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

To music and huge show , the way only Chinese people know how t do best, an excellent event for the family and will fascinate kids

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Xi'an, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Dayan Pagoda Northern Square is famous for the big music fountain for most of the tourist. I usually like to go there in the evening because this is really a good place for the night walking after dinner. Enjoy the night scene of the big wild goose pagoda and walk around the music foundation and the Tang Style Street is... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The show itself is decent enough with a mixture of Chinese music and more familiar classical European music. At times I felt that whoever choreographed it lost their way a bit but on the whole it was ok, plus it's free, so no real complaints. My issue lies with the Chinese tourists - one guy walked between the fountains with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We by accident were passing by at the time of 4pm fountain and music show and thought it was a lovely surprise. Worth having a look if you have time

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27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This place is famous for the water show .the daytime show start 12 pm from Monday to Friday .evening show start 9 pm everyday .there will have a show every two hours from 12 pm during Saturday and Sunday. It is a big park .a very good place for family relax. The night view is more beautiful in there .a... More 

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malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The Northern Square of the Dayan Pagoda (Big Wild Goose Pagoda). is beautifully planned and design. The music water fountain is a great attraction at night. During day time, it is a wonderful place to stroll around with friends and family, the facilities are especially friendly with family with small kids. There are many nice restaurants within walking distance in... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I visited the Northern Square one evening in September 2014 to see the musical fountain show. Although the show itself is not particularly spectacular, it is very beautiful to watch due to the colourful lighting and the loud classical music the fountains 'dance' to. However, what made this a really fantastic experience was the whole atmosphere of the place. Huge... More 

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Perth, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The park is huge, we saw part of it in the afternoon (Pagoda) then returned later that night for the beautiful musical fountain show, light and music like we've never seen before, it was an experience not to be missed. The Chinese don't do things by half, what a wonderful free activity to bring your children to see. It was... More 

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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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