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Dayan Pagoda Northern Square

Yata Road, Yanta District, Xi'an 710061, China
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Ranked #7 of 247 attractions in Xi'an
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Fountains
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Werribee, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

In 2008 I visited Xi'an to see the Terra Cotta warriors. Incidentally I walked to the city from my hotel outside the city wall and saw information about the fountain display. I came back about 7:30 to secure a good viewing and photography spot. I was entertained by teenagers who wanted their photo taken with me (I had a good... More

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Shenyang, China
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20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

If you are visiting Dayan Pagoda, you might wanna walk around a little to the Northern Square. It's a nice place to stroll and there were lots of shops and cafes selling food and beverages, but people usually go there at around 8-9 PM to watch the fountain show. Well, turns out it was just okay. Even though the venue... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Music and coloured-light display at 8:30pm. It was crowded before it began. But we got bored after ten minutes of watching. Mainly because the water sprays were unidirectional and there was no story to tell. Just music and variation of timing and water strength. Quite a number of amusement park facilities such as 5-D shows and Bumper Car Rides available... More

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Go there from 8-9pm. The show is spectacular and the lights do judtice to the square. They're building a metro station there, so it will be easier to access it in the future.

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Foshan, China
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41 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This area of town comes to life at night time; lights, fountains and great restaurants. Went here when it was snowing and the place was buzzing. Excellent for a meal and wander.

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The Pagoda provides a good view from the top, after a climb up the stairs, even though the smog limits how far you can see. You have to pay for this but it's worth it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Unique "squarish" pagoda. 5 Storey tall. Specially built for the Tang Monk to preserve the Buddhist scripts which he brought back from the journey west

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Southend on sea
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

I visited this lovely pagoda in the Northern Square in late afternoon and stayed till late at night. The dancing fountains and the music was really great. But it looks even more beautiful at night when the Pagoda and the fountain area is all lit up. The lush green gardens in the park help people to relax, unwind, dance, sing... More

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Singapore
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

If you like the fountain, go at night but do not stand at far end of the fountain pool as there will be a strong single jet that shoot real high. Depending on the wind, you may get drenched. Fountain is best watch at night as they will light up the pagoda, it is a real beautiful sight. As for... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

The area around the fountain has plenty of shops. A small park across the street to the east has an smaller fountain and is dedicated to Chinese Opera. Explore the park and you might find musicians and singers. Go to the shopping center south west of the pagoda and be amazed at the electronic display on the ceiling.

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