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The temples make up the main area to be seen at the Big Wild Goose Pagoda site - the main ticket is just to see the temples and you have to get an extra ticket to climb the Pagoda. The temples are absolutely beautiful, fabulous...More
The Da Ci'en Temple goes back to the Tang Dynasty. This Buddhist temple was constructed in 648AD. An interesting factoid that our guide shared with us is that the temple is slightly tilted.
When we were there in November, the entire area was very, very...More
We had a guide and it really helped learn about the significance and historical value to the Chinese culture. He said it was built in 648 for the dead queen. It was interesting to note the lions at each end to the entrance as their...More
Loved the grounds, gardens, and beautifully restored temples. Loved the experience of buying and burning the incense. Appreciated the sculptures and the Pagoda Garden. Quiet serene place for meditating and strolling, even though there were many visitors and tourists (though thankfully not many non-Asian visitors).
Another building of significance within the complex of the Great Wild Goose Pagoda. This structure should be viewed in the context of the overall exhibit. The Pagoda is one of the largest and most significant of the many pagoda's in Xian. This area and building...More