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Big Wild Goose Pagoda

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Introduction to Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Big Wild Goose Pagoda is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Xian. It is located in the compound of the Daci’en Temple in the southern suburbs of Xian. With its magnificent architecture and being a well-preserved Buddhist pagoda, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is considered a landmark of Xian and is a must-see site for tourists visiting Xian.

Big Wild Goose Pagoda was first constructed in 652 during the Tang Dynasty and was used to keep the Buddhist sutras and relics brought back from India by famous hierarch Xuanzang. Later after several restorations and reconstructions, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is a beautiful architecture over 64 meters high with 7 stories.

Buildings of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda are in the style of the Tang Dynasty, built with grey bricks with glazed roofs and decorated with beautiful artistic engravings. There are stairs built inside the pagoda so that tourists can climb up and get beautiful panoramic views of Xian. The surrounding scenery of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is also very charming. There are exquisite gardens and ancient forest of steles constructed around. its were combined into the large Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum. 

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Enci Temple south Yata Road, Yanta DistrictXi'an

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Main Sights

Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Daci'en Temple

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Travel Information

Admission Fee: 30 Yuan (Wild Goose Pagoda), 50 Yuan (Daci'en Temple)
Opening Hours: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Best Time to Visit: Wild Goose Pagoda is suitable to visit all year round.

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1. The most convenient way to reach Wild Goose Pagoda is to take Subway Line 2 leaving via Exit C.

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Travel Tips 

1. Try to avoid visiting during the summer holidays and Golden Week in October as it will be extremely crowded.

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