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Dayan Tower Cultural and Leisure Scenic Resort, Xi'an
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Set in the midst of Xi’an city, Dayan Tower Cultural and Leisure Scenic Resort houses a World Heritage Site known as Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Originally built in 652 CE, the 60 m (197 ft) tall tower was designed as a home for sutras and Buddha statues brought from India. Part of the Da Ci’en Temple, the 10-story pagoda’s Guardian Hall features five gilded Buddhas in glass vitrines, while the temple itself features 13 separate courtyards with 1,879 different rooms. Enjoy the well-maintained and intricately designed gardens around the temple, and keep you eyes peeled for occasional dance shows in the park. A statue of the famous translator Xuanzang, who brought first sutras from India, stands in the courtyard. East of the temple lies a forest with nine pagodas containing relics of abbots. Using our international travel planner, Xi'an attractions like Dayan Tower Cultural and Leisure Scenic Resort can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • People performing dances in the square. Noise and activity everywhere. The city centre is full of sculptures, fountains and pagodas. A great way to spend a couple of hours and get some exercise in the...  more »
  • Interesting place with history, before bringing the beautiful "singing" fountains. Inside the temple complex is very many tourists. Entrance to the complex of 50 Yuan and for the rise of the pagoda are asked another 35 Yuan.
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  • It is part of the Jiangfu tempo. Very nice and stylish. If you have little time, and you must choose between this pagoda and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, I would choose the great Pagoda.
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