Dayan Tower Cultural and Leisure Scenic Resort, Xi'an

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Set in the midst of Xi’an city, Dayan Tower Cultural and Leisure Scenic Resort houses a World Heritage Site known as Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Originally built in 652 CE, the 60 m (197 ft) tall tower was designed as a home for sutras and Buddha statues brought from India. Part of the Da Ci’en Temple, the 10-story pagoda’s Guardian Hall features five gilded Buddhas in glass vitrines, while the temple itself features 13 separate courtyards with 1,879 different rooms. Enjoy the well-maintained and intricately designed gardens around the temple, and keep you eyes peeled for occasional dance shows in the park. A statue of the famous translator Xuanzang, who brought first sutras from India, stands in the courtyard. East of the temple lies a forest with nine pagodas containing relics of abbots. Using our international travel planner, Xi'an attractions like Dayan Tower Cultural and Leisure Scenic Resort can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Just a regular large China square with a large fountain, check out in the night for the quite nice light show + fountain.  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    This is where many locals come to relax. Many were dancing to music played or even exercising. The joy for us was to mingle with the locals.  more »
  • July 1, 2017
    Sounds of bustling drums. Young and old to dance. Everyone got a I enjoyed thoroughly. A lot of people. There were many children or for a summer vacation.
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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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