Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), Xi'an

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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 whole system of the wild goose Pagoda with the small temples and places of worship is certainly worth a visit.
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  • I visited the Pagoda with a group and had a wonderful tour guide who was just fantastic. This place is so peaceful even with lots of people there. We saw a calligraphy demonstration and a quiet viewin...  more »
  • The grounds for the Pagoda are huge and full of activities taking place throughout the day. I would say that of all Pagodas in Asia, this one is not particularly spectacular but if you are so inclined...  more »
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  • A very beautiful place indeed;nice park and water fountain show.Just amazing!!!must visit if you come to Xian.Ticket is rmb50 to get in.Really worth it
  • There's a water fountain show that last about 22 minutes at Friday night. You can enjoy great there too! Also, this place serves a very nice place for photographers to take a stunning landscape pictures in front of Giant Wild Goose Pagoda with it's water fountains in front.
  • It's the main attraction of the area and well-worth your time. It's old, dating to the Tang Dynasty, and full of history. You can also climb up it for a small fee, and it gives neat views of the city. But more than that, you're climbing a tower more than a thousand years old, with cool little exhibits on the way up. My favorite was a small seismometer they keep on the 5th floor to measure earthquake impacts. Make sure to come back at night too-they do a fantastic water show most nights around 9:00pm. Absolutely beautiful.
  • Not too bad and I like the view look down from tower.
  • Very nice park to visit there. Authentic and beautiful.

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