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“A very nice place” 3 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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“A very nice place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Visiting the Goose Pagoda is a really nice activity for the late afternoon and evening. You can walk the nice parks around it and watch the quite impressive fountain show. I also really liked several painting and statues inside some rooms of the pagode. If you are in Xi An you definetely shold visit it.

Visited November 2013
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“Day or night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

At night they put on a water show, that is worth taking the time to check out. And a great place to wander around in the day.

Visited January 2014
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“Loved my visit to Da Yan Ta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I got the cab driver to drop me at the Westin Hotel, just at the south end of the Big Goose Pagoda park. I think this is a good way to visit the pagoda - it gives a good view and perspective looking toward.

Just to the south of the park is a newer area of Xi'An, which has been really well-designed. There are some old-style architecture recreations along this strip as well.

The pagoda itself is beautiful, and you can go right to the top.

You will buy a ticket to get into the first temple (60RMB), then as you continue to walk through, when you get almost to the end, you can buy a second ticket (20RMB) to go to the top of the pagoda. It is seven floors. There are stairs only. I'm not a really active kind of person - but I walked all the way up to the top, it has a GREAT view of the city.

Visited January 2014
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“Sunset View”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We went there in the late afternoon, and waited for the music fountain to start. It was a very beautiful scenery with dancing fountain in front of the Pagoda in sunset view.

Visited May 2013
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“Quiet oasis in Xi'an”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Had a very pleasant afternoon strolling around the pagoda and grounds. Incredible jade frieze showing life of Buddha.

Visited December 2013
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