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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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Spectacular light and music show

We went there after dinner, to discover that water show happened to stop for check. Unfortunate? No. The central stage had a music concert; the best was the light show from the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went there after dinner, to discover that water show happened to stop for check. Unfortunate? No. The central stage had a music concert; the best was the light show from the north square - just spectacular! You can take fantastic photos of pagoda in the pool, with light beams all over the sky in patterns and movements. We walked... More 

Thank sun20
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome and popular light show held every evening at 8.30pm. Do not miss. Go a bit early as it is very popular so you may struggle to sit down on the limited areas. There are many food vendors and fast food restaurants also. The vendors sell both food and souvenirs for a very small price.

Thank ZBH88
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wasn't crowded despite being Chinese National holiday. Safe although warned to watch for pickpockets just in case. Could easily stay for an hour and watch.

Thank Nigel M
Lingbao, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The visit is absolutely a must, but I recommend it be done at night. Since during the day, colored lighst are not applied. The best time is 21h00. Absolutely delightful.

Thank jon_irala
Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a perfect place to unwind after a hectic ride to and from the Terra Cotta Warriors. It is certainly not as packed. The walkways aren’t filthy and there are many statues and sculptures. Then there is a water show that is free and beautiful. At the end of the walkway there is the typical Chinese pagoda which is... More 

Thank Daniel A
Wagga Wagga, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Who doesn't love a water spectacular to music & lights. Great atmosphere too. Loved it & would highly recommend to spare 20mins to watch this.

Thank PJC1102
Olten, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 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

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