- Travel Guide
- - Ancient City Wall
- - Banpo Museum
- - Big Wild Goose Pagoda
- - Chinese Herb Market
- - Daming Palace National Heritage Park
- - Famen Temple
- - Gao Grand Courtyard
- - Guanzhong Folk Art Museum
- - Huaqing Palace Heritage Site
- - Huashan Mountain
- - Hui Minority Street
- - Shaanxi History Museum
- - Shuyuanmen Ancient Culture Street
- - Straw Hut Temple
- - Tang Lotus Park
- - Terracotta Army
- - The Great Mosques
- - Xian Bell Tower
- - Xian Drum Tower
- - Xian Forest Steles Museum
- - Yang Mausoleum of the Han Dynasty
Big Wild Goose Pagoda, also named “Da Ci'en Temple Pagoda”, is a Buddhist pagoda, located in southern Xi'an, Shaanxi province. With a history of 1300 years, the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda is 64.5 meters high and has a figure of quadrate cone. It is a rare architectural masterpiece of Buddhist art due to its simple shapes, and magnificent momentum. It is one of the most famous Chinese ancient architectures and has been viewed as the landmark of Xi'an.
There are a lot of legends about how the name of Big Wild Goose Pagoda came from. It is said that it originated from India. Meanwhile, some people hold that it had a relation with the Sakyamuni, or it is related to the legend about Xuanzang’s trip to the west in ancient China.
Big Wild Goose Pagoda has become an excellent model of pavilion -style brick Pagoda in China. This pavilion-style brick pagoda is simple in structure. The body of the pagoda is made from green bricks. On each floor, there are four coupons arches, reflecting the distinctive features of our own nation and our own time. On both sides of the bottom, at the south gate of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, there are two enchased steles. One is the preface for Xuanzang’s translations of Buddhist scriptures by Emperor Tang Taizhong in the twentieth year of Zhenguan’ reign Tang Dynasty. The other one is the record for "preface of Shengjiao” by Tang Emperor Tanggao Zhong. These two steles are considered as important cultural relics that can help researchers do research on penmanship, painting and carving art in the Tang Dynasty.
Featured scenic spots around: the musical fountain in the Big Wild Goose Pagoda square is worthy of a visit. It is the biggest musical fountain in Asia. A lot of cultural relics are stored in the History Museum of Shanxi Province. In Tang Paradise, you can experience the customs in Tang Dynasty.
Traffic: you can take No.5, 41, 601, 27 buses and get off at the Big Wild Goose Pagoda stop.
The opening time : 9:00am—17:00pm.
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Highlights: The Forbidden City, Short Hutong Tour in Xicheng District, The Mutianyu Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace