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Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

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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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Enci Temple The southern part of Yata Road, Yanta District, Xi'an 710061, China
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I love being able to experience ancient temples in China. They amazingly seem peaceful while at the same time being lively with tourists and adherents. The story of this one is well known, and it is cool to see the monument to the story. The...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the better pagodas I have visited in China. The restored buddha and building was beautiful with spectacular timber work and gilded features is great. You can't climb the pagoda but the grounds are well maintained.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Transportation to this site but to go in was an extra charge. It was worth the cost to see everything.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have time worth a visit. Large impressive area with lots of people as usual. The history of the place was interesting too

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pagoda and the gardens that surround it are beautiful. Although the courtyard buildings are recently built by donors, they make a fine job of explaining the role of Buddhism in China’s history.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 12, 2019

Very nice park. Beautiful fountains with dancing waters. Historic pagoda, lot of girls traditionally dressed. Worth an hour or two.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 12, 2019

Close to the provincial museum, there's plenty to see at the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. It was built in 645 AD to house Buddhist manuscripts brought to Xi'an by a monk, Xuan Zhang, who had travelled along the Silk Road to India. Despite communist rule...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 9, 2019

Taking a break from work, I strolled down by the Pagoda and was not aware of the upcoming treat for that afternoon. As I approached the Pagoda, I started to hear music slowly and growing in volume. As I got closer the wate rworks started...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

This was one of my favorites. I loved the grounds and the beautiful temples displaying Buddha. Take time to stroll around and feel the vibe .

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 8, 2019

We were astounded to learn of the various earthquakes that have affected this remarkable structure. Unfortunately it is now considerably shorter than it was originally but it is still very impressive. Make time to see the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda if you visit Xi'an.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Chander_62 | Reviewed this property |
We were on a guided tour so unable to say how much the tickets are. Sometimes one can get combination tickets which are more economical
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Response from Helenaarcher | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have been away from home, with no Wi-Fi so I only saw the question now. Regretfully I'm not sure where the Dynasty Art Museum is as I was taken to the places by a guide and driver from Dragon Tours. They were very... More