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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. Using our world travel planner, Xi'an attractions like Dayan Pagoda Northern Square can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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As in most Chinese cities, the least expensive places to stay in Xi'an concentrate around the main train station. To stay in a quieter and safer area, look for rooms in or near the city center, where you can choose between mid-range hotels and affordable youth hostels catering to backpackers and other travelers on a budget. Tourists with bargaining experience can usually get deeply discounted rooms through agents working the shuttle bus station at the airport. If you'd rather avoid dealing with touts, book your accommodations ahead.
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  • 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 foun...  more »
  • 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 afterno...  more »
  • 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 t...  more »