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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  • Field in the suburbs of Xi'an city's eating noodles, rice, dumplings, small wheat and barley. Absolute enough in the water? Tourist sentiment in that sense shows drawn locals is different and I think the doorstop.
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  • Dayan Pagoda Northern Square - Beautiful fountains, do get here in the evening when the fountains are on!  more »
  • The light show at the wild goose Pagoda starts at 21 and lasts about twenty minutes, during which the water of the huge fountain, illuminated by the lights of various colors, dance to the beat of the music. The show is quite interesting, but expect an incredible amount of people surrounding the fountain to assist in the front row at the event. Conquer a place will not be easy. If you want a front row seat, however not necessary in my opinion, you should already be there at least 30 min before the start. If you arrive early I recommend you go to dine in the restaurant "first Noodle under the Sun" (see review) which is situated right beside the fountain.
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