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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  • For those who are in Xi'an is worth the trip to see the pagoda and the region around it. It's not worth getting up in the pagoda. There is nothing to see inside.
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  • This pagoda was built in the Tang Dynasty and XuanZhang was the first abbot in this place. The architecture in this area is amazing as there are exhibits of excellent cravings depicting the journey of...  more »
  • Go sightseeing in Xian look around but vast in every tourist destination, so here and thought it good to 欠kasanakereba walls and Terra Cotta Warriors. It is recommended that takes charge at the seven-storey giant wild goose pagoda, but keep up the stairs climbed, Cardinal views.
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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.

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