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“Well Worth a Visit” 5 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 #14 of 318 things to do in Xi'an
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Reading, United Kingdom
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“Well Worth a Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

This is one of the largest Pagodas in the area which was built to store important manuscripts. It is surrounded by temple buildings. It was a hot day and I did not have the energy to walk up to the top!

Visited October 2013
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Tea Gardens, Australia
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“Very Nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Our hotel was close by so a stroll through this area provided a very pleasant way to spend our evenings. The vista of the Pagoda through the floodlit fountain was quite stunning. The free 'fountain show' every evening is very impressive and popular.

Visited September 2013
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Berlin, Germany
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“impressive show”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

You better get there early in the evening to catch one of the front rows as it can get very busy. The show itself is beautiful and is a must see when you are in Xi`An and if they would match the music (sound) to the atmosphere, then it would be even fantastic.

Visited October 2012
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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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“Beautiful fountain; shame of the music”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The lights and fountains are beautifull. It is a shame that the music could not be heard well enough as they do not have speakers all around the fountain. If you want to have a good view, be there at least 30 minutes before the show starts. You can get wet depending where you stand and the wind blows.

Visited September 2013
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Chengdu, China
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“A good night out!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Ok the fountain show may not be technically the best ever, but it is beautifully lit, even down to the fake cherry blossom (which looks really naff by day) and the music is stirring enough to build an atmosphere. The local Chinese people love parks, you can see them dancing, exercising even practicing swordplay. And with the street food sellers and kids toy vendors it makes for a fun, lively and authentic night out.

Visited September 2013
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