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“Go at night” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)
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Half-Day Private City Tour of Shaanxi History Museum and Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Ranked #9 of 333 things to do in Xi'an
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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.
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Go at night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Go at night time, there is an impressive light show (quite long too) in the surrounding garden of the pagoda which runs daily!
Downside is entrance to the pagoda has already closed when you arrive at this time.

Visited November 2012
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“Nice to see”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

It was part of our tour to see this place, and sure, it was impressive given its age and history, but we literally spent 20 minutes and there was nothing else to do - as you cant go in, only photo it and the surrounding area. Don't expect to be there long.

Visited August 2013
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“Not much to see, night is good, monks too”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Its a pagoda, yeah with history. Everything else around it is standard, there is one room right near the pagoda covered in gold that is a sight.

There are monks, I'm not sure when they have prayers, but hopefully you will be there for one, the sound of the chanting is mesmerizing.

Visited June 2013
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“Quite imposing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Situated in a park in the city, it is an imposing structure. You have to marvel at the building considering it was built hundreds of years ago.

Visited August 2013
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“Nice visit not far from city center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Climb up and enjoy the view! Although the windows are quite small.
And the nice fountain show in front of it as well.

Visited September 2012
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