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Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), Xi'an

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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. 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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  • Well worth the time to visit this area, very beautiful, Loved the lights at night , This is one of many pagodas we visited, and like all this was unique in its own way , very easy to visit and get goo...  read more »
  • This temple is one of the birthplaces of Buddhism in East Asia and is very beautiful, with beautiful, meditative gardens and an active monastery. We were on a tour and were lucky our guide was a pract...  read more »
  • Perfectly preserved Pagoda with interesting history. Climb to the top to admire the great views.
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  • The north square of the Pagoda will play beautiful music fountain at 8pm everyday. Really beautiful..
  • Nice spot. Be careful during summer though, you're going to climb the stairs in a poorly ventilated tower.
  • Famous
  • It is the history which make this worth being
  • Didn't see a single wild goose, giant or otherwise. Total disappointment.
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