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Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

3,434 Reviews

Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

3,434 Reviews
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Enci Temple The southern part of Yata Road, Yanta District, Xi'an 710061 China
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Experience several of Xi’an’s top attractions on an all-day guided tour. After a convenient hotel pickup, see the ancient sculptures of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, cycle the 600-year-old city wall, tour the Xi’an Museum, and taste your way through the city’s Muslim Quarter. With an English-speaking guide leading the way, learn the history of China’s ancient capital and explore its celebrated food culture.
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ThaiCookingRocks wrote a review Dec 2020
Changchun, China759 contributions115 helpful votes
Great Wild Googe Pagoda When Xuanzang returned from his 13 year journey from China to India, that began 629, he built a pagoda to translate the Buddhist texts that he collected. While the original pagoda was four stories and damaged because of earthquakes this is the living reminder of where Xuanzang ladies the foundation of Chinese Buddhism. Walking up the pagoda isn't worth if for most people. Lots of steps, tiny windows, no real information or extra knowledge or insights to be gained. The library area in the back has some amazing wood and metal panels that show his journey and they are very impressive. The area all around it and the areas of worship have plenty to see and explore. It is outside of the city walls and a bit south of the city to keep that in mind. Later a fictional account of his travels called "Journey to the West" which became a great classic of Chinese literature. He eventually translated 657 Sanskrit Buddist works that laid the foundation for Buddism in China.
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Date of experience: December 2020
Maxim B wrote a review Dec 2020
Ottawa, Canada886 contributions87 helpful votes
A welcoming and well laid out temple, including many pavilions and a school of buddist scriptures. Marble stairs with dragon carvings lead to the pagoda. The pagoda is situated in the middle of the temple and requires and extra RMB20 ticket to get in. Worth a 7-storey climb to see quite a panorama of Xian. Unfortunately, Xian's hazy air doesn't make for great visibility.
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Date of experience: December 2020
KodoDrummer wrote a review Nov 2020
Yekaterinburg, Russia63,504 contributions137,374 helpful votes
The pagoda looks most beautiful when lit at night. The architecture is not as rich and decorative as many, but simplicity can sometimes be more beautiful. On previous visits, I've enjoyed the views from the seventh floor of the seven-story pagoda. There is an additional fee to climb to the upper story.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Deanosaur89 wrote a review Jul 2020
Edmonton, Canada870 contributions104 helpful votes
We visited the area to go to a restaurant called Lenbach in Joy City (which is an awesome German option) and walked through the nice park area. The wild goose pagoda itself is not too exciting but it is quite old and significant to Xi'an. The area has many nice restaurant options and the Chinese decor is well thought out. There are many Chinese statues and sculptures with plaques explaining who the people are and why they are significant. Very cool to see and everything fits so well together. Closest metro station is Dayanta.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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asthecrowsfly2 wrote a review Jun 2020
Melbourne, Australia189 contributions18 helpful votes
We visited the Pagoda on a tour in August 2019. The Pagoda is an iconic and historical monument with beautiful gardens and several Buddhist shrines. As there are people worshipping there, be mindful that you may not be able to take photos in some areas. There is a car park far away, and we walked approximately 1-2km to reach the Pagoda. However, the walk is through a lovely area lines with trees and market carts. There are many things to see. Definitely worth a visit.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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