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. Add Dayan Tower Cultural and Leisure Scenic Resort and other attractions to your Xi'an trip itinerary using our Xi'an trip planner.
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  • It's a well spent visit. However, take the minutes to walk to the other side of the Tower and you'll find a huge square with fountains. Marvelous, powerful water, fountain display in rhythm with all o...  more »
  • Admiring, how much a little disappointed and return. First of all, The Wild Goose Pagoda at that time to do outside the decoration, see the full picture, photographed when let also is not ideal. Second, the square in front of the Dayan pagoda does not allow visitors to stay, or to say nothing of the past. Since it is a square, but also from a distance to take photos of the wild Goose Pagoda will be a souvenir of the stay, and do not hold activities, why not let tourists past? Security is also the appearance of fierce, very annoying and disappointing. It is better not to build that square at all.
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  • Eateries are everything from souvenir shops. Statue of was you would photograph in strange poses.
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