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Dayan Pagoda Northern Square

Yata Road, Yanta District, Xi'an 710061, China
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Ranked #8 of 248 attractions in Xi'an
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Fountains
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Appleton, WI
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94 reviews 94 reviews
49 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is a park with nice views of the Dayan Pagoda. Worth a visit if you are in the neighborhood, but not a lot to do.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Go to the water fountain about 7.30pm,see the Pagoda ,walk around the shops,usually the music fountain starts & about 9.00 pm then dark ,water fountains & music together ,you'll enjoy,last for about 45min - 1 hour ,it's don't miss,never bored with it,have seen many times,still go back to see again,606 bus from east Avenue ,nr Bell Tower 2 yuan f... More

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ehingen
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148 reviews 148 reviews
29 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

very nice light and water show in the middle of xian. modern and old buildings are a very nice ensemble in the evening. good shopping malls nearby. everything very clean

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Its a nice show, but out of the way unless you are staying in the area, big crowds makes it hard to watch with small children. If you have kids go during the day, the fountains are going as well but not with music, your kids will still like it.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Pagoda and the surrounding gardens are lovely. But the water show isn't nearly as beautiful as everyone makes it out to be,and probably not worth going out of your way for. Also if it's bucketing it down like it was when me and my friend went, save yourself the hassle and don't go

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Shanghai, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I walked here as I stayed at the Westin (beside the pagoda). the water show did not start on time, the crowd is big and actual real sights are little! you get a nice look on the pagoda at night,... but many private people find it necessary to put laser lights on the pagoda,.... which shows no respect for the... More

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Quatro Barras, PR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Firsta a clarification tha make TripAdvisor users confused (me included). So my own understanding, hope is right: This is the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and the large square complex right in front of it. I don´t think is another Pagoda the Dayan one. So please read my review on the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. But the square itself is nothing... More

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Xi'an, China
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I first saw this park at night and it was very pretty with lights on trees and in the small fountains. It is a large area to wander around and I felt safe to do so. Some of the gift stores are noisy with constant music. There was a small outdoor market area and bartering successful here! There are toilets,... More

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Guangzhou, China
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28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The Northern Square of the Pagoda is the best because it allows a view on the site, but the ticket office and entrance are located on the opposite site. Buses (for example n.603 or n.8 from the railway station) will stop on the North side too. There is a series of pools here, but people are not allowed to cross... More

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Caloundra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Although you no longer can enter the Pagoda and climb to the top, the surrounding parks are worth spending some time in.

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