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Dayan Tower Cultural and Leisure Scenic Resort

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Address: East Road of Guangchang, Yanta District, Xi'an 710061, China
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$58*
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Half-Day Private City Tour of Shaanxi History Museum and Big Wild Goose Pagoda
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Living history in a building

The temple leading to it is fascinating as it is fake - not there ofiginally, and much of it concrete and plastic, and then you get to a tower that was a minor pagoda of a HUGE... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2016
Tony L
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Toronto
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Toronto
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179 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

The temple leading to it is fascinating as it is fake - not there ofiginally, and much of it concrete and plastic, and then you get to a tower that was a minor pagoda of a HUGE complex and has been there for 1200 years. That is impressive and fascinating. Special ticket extra fee to go up.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

There is nothing more than just an old Pagoda with a musical fountain show at night, with a ticket of course. Other than that, there is really nothing much to look for when you are at this place.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 538 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This area is one of great contrasts and is worthwhile to appreciate not only the history of Buddhism in China but also the architecture of the wonderful building [old and new].

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Monrovia, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

This particular trip in Xi'an provided my wife and I a good deal of educational information about the history and culture in Xi'an.

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los angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

This is a must visit if you understand Chinese. The free tour guide explains very thoroughly the story of how the first monk went to India and brought back the teaching of Buddhism and how this tower was used for him to translate and store the sutras. The stories of his life are displayed in jade carvings, wood carvings in... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

There is a lot to see and do here, and best of all, all the local and chain stores all have traditional architecture, so its fun to see Starbucks, and Burger King like this.

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batavia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We visited the park near the pagoda width was great for night photos and found a whole special nightlife going on at the park. So many people dancing in different groups and different dance styles. You could just jump in and join without feeling weird. The mall near by had the most amazing LED ceiling with ever changing spectacular scenes.... More 

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Wasaga Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

While in Xian don't forget to take in this lovely Tower well worth a photo in the day light but also excellent to see at night

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Time your visit for late in the day and spend the evening wandering around this bustling area. The tower is very impressive and makes for a lovely photo at night as a backdrop to the dancing fountains. We wish we had more time to spend in this area.

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Thank OzBrian
utah
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21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

This is a great place to pay a visit and learn a little bit about the Buddhist faith. There are volunter guides to take you through and explain. Just be prepared for a little sales at the end.

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