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Dayan Pagoda Northern Square

Yata Road, Yanta District, Xi'an 710061, China
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“fountain show” (30 reviews)
“light show” (11 reviews)
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Yata Road, Yanta District, Xi'an 710061, China
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I expected a show like I have seen in other countries, but it's rather boring. In particular because the light show around the water show was not good. So in the end it was just a little water jumping around without real light effect and...More

Thank Diazolidinyl
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a completely free show you stand in the square and the fountains perform in time with the music. It's a real good feel vibe fun for everyone and it doesn't cost a penny. Great before you grab some dinner. Of course go in...More

Thank Lizzie663
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even during the heat of a mid-July day (low 40s C), this is a nice area to wander round, with fountains dancing set to music and the pagoda behind nicely framing the millions of pics people are taking.

Thank TheOExpress
Reviewed 5 July 2017

The square is a big concrete slab surrounded by few trees. You definitely don't come here for the greenery. The slab is a big dry water fountain stepping down to the road, but the jets are off most of the time. Angry watchmen spend their...More

Thank Vicente8
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Interesting architecture and now with a few more altars with Buddha statues a must when visiting Xian.

Thank Bonita B
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

This beautiful square with a fountain on one side and the Pagoda on the other, & with surroundings of shops & restaurant is a must visit in Xi'an. We spent good 2-3 hours in this area and saw the fountain show and moved around. There...More

Thank rjsh123
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This square is great. They have several shows, Yanta Fountain shows, where the fountains are accompanied by Chinese opera (?). Lot's of restaurants where one can eat. It's quite crowded in the afternoon.

Thank Jimsan72
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Dayanta North Square is the place for the nightly dancing fountains show. In late May 2017 the show started at 21.00 but be there at the latest at 20.00. There is only one show per evering. Compared to Dubai and Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas...More

Thank Timo R
Reviewed 22 May 2017

You can reach this place by getting of at Dayanta Subway station. It is very close to the Pagoda and you can enjoy the nice view from afar!

Thank ana-marialungu
Reviewed 19 May 2017

I accidentally happen to find myself on the Northern square, when the fountain show started at around 4 p.m. I guess, the show is more impressive in the evening, when everything is illuminated. The fountain area with the Dayan pagoda on the background is huge....More

Thank Shimnik
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10 April 2017|
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Response from BrotherYo | Reviewed this property |
Good morning, Yes to all your questions. This is an area that easily accessible and where you can find easy transportation around. I recommend that you ask your Concierge for Subway access and other means. Have a fun trip to... More
4 October 2015|
Response from GRACE611 | Reviewed this property |
Yep~As far as i know~every night on 20:30 in September~