Dayan Pagoda Northern Square, Xi'an

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Considered Asia's largest fountain square, Dayan Pagoda Northern Square reflects the cultural beauty of the once-great Tang Dynasty. The square contains a garden area, a tourism business area, and a cultural corridor, in addition to the middle fountain area where spectacular light-water shows attract thousands of spectators. Notice how the site brims with entertainment, as shadow puppets, clay sculptors, stilt walkers, and artsy paper cutters swarm the area. Visit the snack bars and souvenir shops in the adjacent pedestrian streets to purchase food and gifts. Use our Xi'an trip itinerary builder website to add Dayan Pagoda Northern Square and other attractions to your Xi'an vacation plans.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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