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Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), Xi'an

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Historic Site
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. Put Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) and other Xi'an attractions into our Xi'an itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We had a guide, Frank, who spent half an hour walking us around the area and then half an hour talking to us about Chinese calligraphy and painting. If you were looking for a painting as a souvenir of...  more »
  • Pagoda is quite nice and you can climb up but it's little far and if you're short for time might not be worth the hassle. It's located in a lovely park and makes a nice walk.  more »
  • We enjoyed our visit to this pagoda- very serene and peaceful. Well worth a visit if you're in Xi'an  more »
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  • Large park area with the important Goose Pagoda at it's centre. Worth a stroll if you have some spare time in Xian.