Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

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Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Zarza's Travels
China368 contributions
Currently not visible - but go anyway!
Jul 2021 • Solo
The pagoda itself is currently covered in scaffolding and tarpaulins so can't be seen - disappointing - BUT the area surrounding it is lovely to have a stroll around. The grandure of the pagoda is evident, just would have been nice to have seen it without the green covering! Nevermind, if it helps to preserve the pagoda for future generations I am sure it is worth it! Head to this area in the evening, enjoy the lights and stalls - a real mixture of East and West - plenty to suit all traveller types.
Written 13 July 2021
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Kyle Ciulla
Beijing, China277 contributions
must do in Xian
Apr 2021
I thought this was a great place, and a must in xian. you can climb to the top and see datang street from its highest point. it does cost extra to make the climb. great place for pictures as well.
Written 10 April 2021
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ThaiCookingRocks
Changchun, China768 contributions
Wonderful!
Dec 2020
Great Wild Googe Pagoda

When Xuanzang returned from his 13 year journey from China to India, that began 629, he built a pagoda to translate the Buddhist texts that he collected.

While the original pagoda was four stories and damaged because of earthquakes this is the living reminder of where Xuanzang ladies the foundation of Chinese Buddhism.

Walking up the pagoda isn't worth if for most people. Lots of steps, tiny windows, no real information or extra knowledge or insights to be gained.

The library area in the back has some amazing wood and metal panels that show his journey and they are very impressive.

The area all around it and the areas of worship have plenty to see and explore. It is outside of the city walls and a bit south of the city to keep that in mind.

Later a fictional account of his travels called "Journey to the West" which became a great classic of Chinese literature.

He eventually translated 657 Sanskrit Buddist works that laid the foundation for Buddism in China.
Written 27 December 2020
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Maxim B
Ottawa, Canada905 contributions
A must visit location.
Dec 2020 • Family
A welcoming and well laid out temple, including many pavilions and a school of buddist scriptures. Marble stairs with dragon carvings lead to the pagoda. The pagoda is situated in the middle of the temple and requires and extra RMB20 ticket to get in. Worth a 7-storey climb to see quite a panorama of Xian. Unfortunately,
Xian's hazy air doesn't make for great visibility.
Written 25 December 2020
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,030 contributions
A World Heritage Site 1,300 year old Buddhist pagoda
Nov 2020
The pagoda looks most beautiful when lit at night. The architecture is not as rich and decorative as many, but simplicity can sometimes be more beautiful. On previous visits, I've enjoyed the views from the seventh floor of the seven-story pagoda. There is an additional fee to climb to the upper story.
Written 6 November 2020
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,597 contributions
Pagoda Nice and Worth Visiting Area
Aug 2020 • Friends
We visited the area to go to a restaurant called Lenbach in Joy City (which is an awesome German option) and walked through the nice park area. The wild goose pagoda itself is not too exciting but it is quite old and significant to Xi'an. The area has many nice restaurant options and the Chinese decor is well thought out. There are many Chinese statues and sculptures with plaques explaining who the people are and why they are significant. Very cool to see and everything fits so well together. Closest metro station is Dayanta.
Written 31 July 2020
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asthecrowsfly2
Melbourne, Australia189 contributions
Peaceful Pagoda
Aug 2019
We visited the Pagoda on a tour in August 2019. The Pagoda is an iconic and historical monument with beautiful gardens and several Buddhist shrines. As there are people worshipping there, be mindful that you may not be able to take photos in some areas. There is a car park far away, and we walked approximately 1-2km to reach the Pagoda. However, the walk is through a lovely area lines with trees and market carts. There are many things to see. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 15 June 2020
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,766 contributions
Visit When there is Time
Jun 2019 • Couples
This is one of the key attraction in Xian and is the place to visit if one is interested in the history of the Buddhist religion in China. Take around 1-2 hours to visit this place.
Written 30 May 2020
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JackieHA83
Newcastle, Australia12 contributions
a beautify hidden gem
May 2020
make sure you do not miss out on seeing this magnificent piece of history. The open air, the authentic foods near by, the originality right near the updated towns. not to be missed
Written 22 May 2020
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PBlyth
Tampa, FL234 contributions
Good Example of Buddhist Temple
Jan 2020
Fully functioning buddhist temple with numerous buildings containing statutes and alters set in a pretty garden area. Plenty of beautiful photo opportunities. The Big Goose Pagoda is a separate ticket to climb to the top. On a clean air day it gives a nice view of the city. Conveniently located near a large shopping area with plenty of nearby restaurants. Worth a visit.
Written 7 April 2020
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