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Dayan Pagoda Northern Square

Yata Road, Yanta District, Xi'an 710061, China
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Ranked #13 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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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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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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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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London
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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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Appleton, WI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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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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