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“Nice place to relax” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dayan Pagoda Northern Square

Dayan Pagoda Northern Square
Yata Road, Yanta District, Xi'an 710061, China
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Ranked #13 of 247 Attractions in Xi'an
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Fountains
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Liege, Belgium
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“Nice place to relax”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This place is free and is around the big wild goose pagoda (or Da yan Pagoda). There are some fountains and the view is nice. On your way to the pagoda, you can have a break there and enjoy the view!

Visited August 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“A pleasant way to spend an evening”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

The light,sound and water show may not be one of the best we've seen but it's free and a good chance to mix with the locals. If you're western they'll want to take a photo of you (you'll get used to this in China if you're blonde). Try and get to the newly developed areas of Xian center at night too for the very modern take on the traditional architecture.

Visited May 2013
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Shanghai, China
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“Beware of the watchmen!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Nobody knew the starting time of the fountain. Constantly bothered by aggressive whistleblowing watchmen which pushed the crowd and us away from the dangerous fountain and its 1/2" deep water.
When they do not want tourists they should just tell before.
One of the worst experiences in many years in China

Visited July 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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“I felt like i travel back in Tang Dynasty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I went at night time with those cheesy music fountain which im not really fond of.
but the lighting setup with the chinese ancient music background, it gives you a sense of what Tang Dynasty (one of great Dynasty in chinese history ) was like, I wish there's a costume shop to get dressed like those old time style. It took me about 20 mins walk from the closest subway station, still it's a worth a visit

Visited August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“A MUST visit in Xi'an.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Set in beautiful gardens the Dayan Pagoda or Wild Duck Pagoda as it is known by locals is a must visit. Be careful at the local gift shops where they tend to charge you more than else where in Xi'an. Call into the History Museum, only a short walk away.

Visited June 2013
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