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Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

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Address: Enci Temple The southern part of Yata Road, Yanta District, Xi'an 710061, China
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Located on the grounds of the Jianfu Temple, this pagoda (circa 652 A.D.)...

Located on the grounds of the Jianfu Temple, this pagoda (circa 652 A.D.) is considered on of the most famous in China due to its antiquity and historical relevance in connection with Buddha.

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Impressive light show in the evening

We didn't visit the actual pagoda, as we came in the evening for the light & music show. The light show was certainly quite impressive!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We didn't visit the actual pagoda, as we came in the evening for the light & music show. The light show was certainly quite impressive!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot to visit. The historic Tang dynasty pagoda (rebuilt many times over centuries) built to house translations and copies of Buddhist sutras brought back overland from Nalanda, India by the Buddhist Xuanzang at the emperor's bidding.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are some really nice jade wall carvings in here and the grounds are quite pleasant. The actual pagoda is tilting ever so slightly to the left. We didn't climb up the pagoda but I imagine the view to be excellent.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a lot to see around the outside of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. One of the things not to be missed is the monorail ride. The 9 km ride takes about 45 minutes for the whole circuit and is a very scenic experience costing about $AUD16.00.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I couldn't believe how big the Pagoda was. Really interesting to see the way it was built. I bought a Chinese music CD from one of the markets there. There was a young man playing some strange musical instruments.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very good example of a Pagoda. A large square at the Pagoda entrance has a statue of the first monk to travel to India. Street in front of the square has many more statues.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an impressive and very well-preserved ancient pagoda. Although overall, it is not as nice as the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, my main point here is that anyone visiting Xi'an just to see the Terracotta Warriors is making a mistake.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Xi'an and have time, this is a cool place to visit. You can notice that the pagoda is crooked, which is very funny. A nice place to pray and take pictures

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Historically significant site but I think it would hv been good if they had explained/exhibited Get an English guide. The climb up the pagoda was underwhelming. You get a nice view at the top but expected to see more of the story of how the monks lived and worked here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit with lots to see. We came here as part of a tour group and enjoyed walking around. We had a calligraphy lesson here which was very informative. Would come here again.

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