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Dayan Pagoda Northern Square

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Address: Yanta West Rd, Xi'an 710061, China
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Ulf & angelika

Nice plaza with a musical fountain show. Seems to run at least 1 time/hour in the evening. Area around is built well for strolling, full of very touristy shops. Pagoda is lit up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Olten, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The pagoda is most famous for the big water-show at night. Be prepared as you won't be alone and the show takes some time. It's hard to capture on foto, video is better (if you find a good spot). Food and drinks are for sale. The pagoda itself vanishes a bit in the distance. Good for a stroll in the... More 

Thank Dryanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice plaza with a musical fountain show. Seems to run at least 1 time/hour in the evening. Area around is built well for strolling, full of very touristy shops. Pagoda is lit up at night, as is the fountain show which is nice.

Thank Ulf D
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Understood that this is a fountain square, especially good in the evening. The day we went Dayan Pagoda was sunny day, we really wanted to take photos for the family members as it was our first time to be there, but we were shouted and forced to leave by the security like guys, without any reasonable explanation. So upset!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The fountains show is longer than I expected, but is nice to watch. Is best to do it in the night than during the day without lights.

Thank bmccruz
Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

We came to this place, having a nice brisk walk and enjoying the lush garden and sights. However, we didn't visit the Pagoda and just took pictures from the outside.

Thank Angie K
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

The temple grounds are really relaxing and there's a lot to see. I didn't pay the additional fee to visit the inside of the pagoda itself as it was under construction and was a very hard climb, but the grounds offer enough in themselves. Sadly, as of August 2016, the pagoda is shrowded in scaffolding and tarps as it's being... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

It is the biggest Fountain show in Asia and it is amazing. Beautiful colors and a wide variety of several different Fountain designs. Definitely something you must check out in Xian. Our guide stood in line at 6:30 to get us the front row tickets to the show and it was amazing. Definitely something you must check out and try... More 

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Suzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We went early to secure a place so we would have the pagoda as a back drop. The display started at 9pm so we got there about 8pm and waited in the heat but discovered after the show started this was not necessary as 10 minutes into the show there is a very high burst of water that comes down... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Very interesting place in a nice park with great view from the top if you can climb the stairs. The park around is worth seeing.

Thank Marc A
Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

This is well worth a visit in the evening to see the beautiful colourful display of the fountains set to music.

Thank Avril84

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