Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), Xi'an

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Must see · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Listed as a World Heritage Site, Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) represents a well-preserved structure originally built in 652 that serves as an important holy site for Buddhists. Considered a symbol of the ancient city, the building currently stands 64 meters tall (210 ft), but it underwent many restorations throughout history due to numerous earthquakes which repeatedly damaged its foundation and façade. As you approach the pagoda, notice how the brick exterior looks like a square cone. Inside, observe the walls engraved with statues of Buddha as you climb the twisting staircase and take in the panoramic view from the arch-shaped doors on each of the seven storys. If you wish to take a seat on the viewing platform, you'll need to purchase a ticket. By using our Xi'an trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) and other attractions in Xi'an.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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....  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Beautiful place to visit in Xi'an. We enjoyed the cultural significance of the place, but we enjoyed the chance to watch, learn and practice Chinese calligraphy by a very patient and humorous instructor. We also bought some beautiful pieces of art from here. Definitely recommend seeing it even if you only have a short amount of time.
  • My mate Xuanzang popped in a visit and we climbed up to the roof and took a lit selfie. Definitely worth visiting because there are yummy food on each level which is worth the climb. I don't know about you guys but Xuanzang and I managed to jump off the roof and get saved by another buddy of mine Sun Wukong. Sun's friends are pretty lit as well and I think they are a pig-man and a bearded man wearing a large beaded necklace. We then went to a noodle shop nearby and got some Macca's. Xuanzang got a Big Mac and a large frozen Coke btw.
  • Well worth a visit beautiful temples with English speaking guided tour included, also a chance to practice Chinese calligraphy. Naturally there is a effort to sell you some art at the end of the tour and the inevitable souvenir shop at the exit.
  • One of the best places to visit in China. Rich in culture and beautifully preserved. It's soothing to watch so many people dance at the base of the building while meditating. Don't miss the night view..
  • Beautiful and interesting historical place! For a western person that loves history and culture js a must in Xi'an

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