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Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

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Address: Enci Temple The southern part of Yata Road, Yanta District, Xi'an 710061, China
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Located on the grounds of the Jianfu Temple, this pagoda (circa 652 A.D.)...

Located on the grounds of the Jianfu Temple, this pagoda (circa 652 A.D.) is considered on of the most famous in China due to its antiquity and historical relevance in connection with Buddha.

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Wild goose fountain show.

The show was great but the crowds make it hard to get the kids in to see anything. It was fun but it is basically a lot of water jets synchronised to music with lights. A lot of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly historical and maintained with great effort. You need buy tickets at two points. But really worth a visit. Avoid weekend visit, if its possible. Definitely too many tourists. Best to be there by noon and stay till sun set.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The show was great but the crowds make it hard to get the kids in to see anything. It was fun but it is basically a lot of water jets synchronised to music with lights. A lot of people walked along the fountain tiers after the show for photo opportunities with the wild goose pagoda in the background. I don't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The big wild goose pagoda is a lovely place to visit during the day with beautiful gardens, and at night nearby there is a huge free fountain and lights water show set to music!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I was there the Big Wild Goose Pagoda was under construction, that's why I didn't get any good photo. You must know that you should pay twice - to enter in the park, surrounding this building, and to enter the Tower. It was not pleasant. The park is pretty good. And also you can find a lot of interesting... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful piece of architecture, history and spirituality. Be prepared to feel a little squished in the stairs going up the pagoda, still worth it for the view though!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The main building is partly enclosed in scaffolding. Many of the outbuildings are open. This is an active monastery with monks everywhere. Outbuildings have shrines and exhibits. Calligraphy is demonstrated and 'taught' to tourists also.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Unfortunately they were doing some work on the pagoda so the outside was covered in scaffolding so we didn't really get the whole picture of the outside. We got a free guide who was very knowledgeable and taught us a lot about buddhism. Inside we saw some cool things and got to learn a bit about calligraphy which was really... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This place has lots of culture and the Pagota was wonderful to see. The grounds are well kept and the guide was very informative.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Its a good place to see in Xian. Come here in the evening. Dont miss the water fountain show at 8pm. Nice place to see if you have a free evening.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

It's beautiful to see at night with the lights show. Don't miss it. You can walk around the park and enjoy the scene.

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