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“very beautiful in a sober way” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)
Enci Temple The southern part of Yata Road, Yanta District, Xi'an 710061, China
029-85535014
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Owner description: 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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“very beautiful in a sober way”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

tall and austere, this pagoda inspire meditation. it is perfect to combine with the shaanxi museum, the South Gate and the museum of the foreest of stone steles museum

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“A Nice Pagoda, Excellent for night time photos.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Traveled her with China Odyssey Tours. A nice pagoda that is a must do if you are in the area. Not overly important to see if is out of your way and you have visited other Pagodas. To be fair, we were getting 'Pagoda'ed out' by day 10 of our 2 week China trip, so we can compare it to others that we have seen. It would be one of the best lit Pagodas in China at night time. Day time though is worth a casual walk through, but don't bother if there are long ques. A display inside talks about the end of the Silk Road and shows a map. The Drum and Bell tours are also well described with signs. Entry into the Pagoda building itself is not allowed.

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“A nice day out but not exceptional”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We got here by underground an interesting experience. Overall a pleasant park and some points of interest but not worth busting a gut if you are on a tight schedule.

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“nice visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

it is nice. Be careful with the vendors..gees...they really want to sell you something...they are almost aggressive...an old lady (about 101 years old) was after me...a lot of poverty here...

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“Great view from the top”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

While the area around the pagoda might not be that special the view from the top (quite a walk up if its hot!) is one of the best in Xi'an on a clear day and well worth it.

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