Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

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Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

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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ThaiCookingRocks
Changchun, China772 contributions
Dec 2020
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.
Written December 27, 2020
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,628 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
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.
Written July 31, 2020
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,085 contributions
Nov 2020
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.
Written November 6, 2020
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SanFrancisco1onthego
San Francisco, CA44 contributions
Sep 2019
Although a bit crowded, I did climb to the top and enjoyed the different views of the city from each floor of the pagoda. The grounds are also full of history and religious stops for worship. They were really lovely.
Written January 2, 2020
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Maxim B
Ottawa, Canada905 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
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.
Written December 25, 2020
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Koloblicin
Singapore, Singapore595 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
There are two tickets to buy, one would be to enter the pagoda grounds and another to enter into the pagoda to climb to the top. Really refreshing views at the top of the pagoda. Many different gods to worship and understand their history, though most of the explanation is in Chinese.
Written February 22, 2020
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Sharad
Jaipur, India302 contributions
Sep 2019
UNESCO world heritage site. A Buddhist pagoda. The sutras were brought here from India and has strong links with India. The original structure got damaged by earthquake but is well preserved holy place for Buddhist. Nice garden and Squares. Decent place to spend time.
Written February 13, 2020
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PBlyth
Tampa, FL234 contributions
Jan 2020
Fully functioning buddhist temple with numerous buildings containing statutes and alters set in a pretty garden area. Plenty of beautiful photo opportunities. The Big Goose Pagoda is a separate ticket to climb to the top. On a clean air day it gives a nice view of the city. Conveniently located near a large shopping area with plenty of nearby restaurants. Worth a visit.
Written April 7, 2020
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asthecrowsfly2
Melbourne, Australia189 contributions
Aug 2019
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.
Written June 15, 2020
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scotraZ
Bratislava, Slovakia22 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Well, not that this place is a disaster, but it feels like complete waste of time, if you already seen at least one pagoda or seen at least one temple in china. Took us one hour drive from hotel in city center by private guide and basically immo after we paid entrance fee and got behind walls, i felt its gonna be disappointment. We luckily refuse volunteer guide. You need to pay extra to go inside of pagoda to again see nothing. Hard to comnent more on this place, very boring (and especially so in china).
Written January 7, 2020
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