Dayan Pagoda Northern Square

Dayan Pagoda Northern Square, Xi'an: Hours, Address, Dayan Pagoda Northern Square Reviews: 4.5/5

Dayan Pagoda Northern Square

Dayan Pagoda Northern Square
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Fountains
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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whileiminchina
20 contributions
Beautiful but overwhelming
Apr 2021
This is 3km of walking starting with a very pretty fountain/light/music show in the evening and then a 3km walk of music, lights, food, and shopping. Lots of fun but a bit visually overwhelming.
Written April 11, 2021
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Stephen C
1,055 contributions
Best to visit in the evening
Jul 2020 • Couples
This is a large area located right next to the wild goose pagoda. the key highlight here is the light and water fountain show. While the show is available on the hour from day to night it is best to catch it in the evening.

Set against the backdrop of the wild goose pagoda, the show is pretty spectacular. The water fountains are spread across an area about 600 meters long and 50 meters wide. The fountains literally dance to the music, and the accompanying lights are a sight to watch. The show last for about 15 minutes.

Other than The light show the courtyard is also an area where older folks gather to dance and exercise. There are also bronze sculptures portraying life back then spread across the courtyard.
Written July 5, 2020
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
Crowded in the evening
Apr 2019
The entire place was crowded and full of life in the evening when we went. Easily accessible using the metro. Night is the best time to visit with all the colorful lights, fountain, entertainment etc
Written March 27, 2020
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Bobbi S
Lido Beach, NY4,083 contributions
There Is Something Always Gong On Here
Oct 2019
We were thankful that our hotel (the Yitel Dayanta; see my review) was as close as it was to this square so that we could check out the nightly performances and daily, morning exercises. There is always something interesting going on here, from umbrella dances, to fountain shows, from morning t'ai chi to group exercises, amateur opera performances and classical music mini-concerts. There are walkways winding all through the park with workers diligently tending to lovely gardens and waterfalls. There are even birds singing away here such that, in the midst of this city, I thought they were the sound of piped-in music, Come here and enjoy all that there is to offer. Wear your comfy clothes so you, too, can join in on a t'ai chi practice,
Written December 16, 2019
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slash
1 contribution
Southern Square is Far more beautiful !!!
Dec 2019
Dayan Pagoda North Square is just a fountain, not worth the time to wait. The true essence of beauty is in the South Square, which has the most spectacular scenery in the world, called the Datang Never Sleeping City. If you take subway line 4, go to Dayan Pagoda station, bypass Dayan Pagoda at North Square, and go to XuanZang Square on the south side. Here is the north entrance of the street. Enter this entrance and walk south, you will be surprised to find A magnificent scene of the Tang Dynasty. Next to it is the Tang Dynasty Hibiscus Garden, a park with Tang characteristics, which is very similar to Japan. This is because Japanese architecture was influenced by the Tang Dynasty.
Written December 12, 2019
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Bali777
Perth, Australia35 contributions
Good to visit in the evening
Oct 2019
A smaller pagoda square than the Big Wild Goose, not much to do/see here but a nice place to spend some time in the evening when the fountains are working.
Written December 5, 2019
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That Dubai Blogger
Dubai, United Arab Emirates221 contributions
Very beautiful and lit up at night
Apr 2019 • Solo
One of the most beautiful and decorated place I have ever been and at night, it was lit up everywhere. It has a mixture of foreign architecture and Chinese. Very beautiful and crowded since it’s a nice place to hang out with family and friends. A must go place for me every time i am in Xi’an.
Written November 28, 2019
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hansonlau
Richmond, Canada118 contributions
World Record Musical Fountain
Oct 2019
After watching the fountain it is worth your while to saunter to the Southern Square all the way to Wyndham Hotel. Fabulous color and lights.
Written November 8, 2019
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Ronjill
Scottsdale, AZ96 contributions
Beautiful sight
Sep 2019
This 600 year old pagoda was a beautiful sight to behold. And we beholded it everyday for 3 days since our hitel room faced the edifice. Hiwever, looking at it from another direction, you can see that is keaning. That's why it is also known as the "LEANING TOWER OF XI;AN". I WOULD SAY THAT IT IS CERTAINKY DSERVING OF AT KLEAST A DRIVE-BY LOOK.
Written October 9, 2019
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Shirleydog
Charleston, SC76 contributions
The Bellagio in las Vegas is a bigger thrill
Sep 2019
At the risk of sounding like an ethnocentric American, while the fountains were fun, the Bellagio in the Las Vegas is a better show -- the fountains skirt up -- the ones at the Bellagio dance.
Written October 6, 2019
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