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Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

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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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Enci Temple The southern part of Yata Road, Yanta District, Xi'an 710061, China
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Reviewed today

I walked up to the temple from the nearby Metro stop, which is just one change of lines from the town centre, and couldn't believe how busy it was with mainly Chinese visitors. Outside the temple walls a huge retail and folkloric centre has been...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Megonthemove
Reviewed yesterday

I really enjoyed my visit to this place. I am glad it was added to my tour and believe you should go as well. It takes a good 2 hours to go through this site to really see everything, but it you could do it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Luvtravel100
Reviewed 6 days ago

A fantastic set of temples, monuments and buildings and well worth the visit. Provided a glimpse of Chinese history and culture.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Keith M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived just as the monks were entering for prayer. It was interesting to watch the ritual. You can also go into the museum to view the calligraphy art. Story behind the name was funny - check it out, you can get a guide at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful and ancient pagoda, located in a very nice park, has been renovated many times during Chinese history and now its surface appears in all its magnificence.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Federica D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For some this may just be another temple, but for those with a knowledge of Chinese Buddhism it was the place where the famous monk Xuanzang (aka the Tang monk or Tripitaka) whose journey to India inspired the Journey to the West myths came from....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PaulHedges
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pagoda grounds inside the walls are very interesting ... Temples and statue displays. If you are lucky you may see the monks praying in the main temple below the actual pagoda. The cost to get into the walled section was 40 yuan and then...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sasha M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Six of us and a tour guide brought us to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. It is an impressive structure and worth struggling through the crowds to get a close-up view.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank OcalaTraveler2011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting to visit. Lots of people visit the temples and has great history. Glad we visited the temple.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gilbertmd1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful to view, but was unable to visit during hours that it was open so was stuck photographing from outside the walls. Beautiful from the outside, I'm sure it would have been nice to climb as well.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank slabovitz
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Response from Chander_62 | Reviewed this property |
We were on a guided tour so unable to say how much the tickets are. Sometimes one can get combination tickets which are more economical
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Response from Helenaarcher | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have been away from home, with no Wi-Fi so I only saw the question now. Regretfully I'm not sure where the Dynasty Art Museum is as I was taken to the places by a guide and driver from Dragon Tours. They were very... More