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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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Enci Temple The southern part of Yata Road, Yanta District, Xi'an 710061, China
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1,600 years ago, a Chinese Buddhist monk took a two-decade-long journey along the Sik Road back and forth from the city of Xi'an China to India, who studies authentic Buddhism and took back with him the major volumes of the Buddhism teaching. His labor gave...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Zach C
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a very impressive master piece of art and construction of a beautiful pagoda. All tourists were amazed and touched with this architecture.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Quest278666
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was challenging to find the entrance to the Pagoda. There was not much to see from the top of the Pagoda. You have to pay again just to climb the Pagoda.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Angie S
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Pagoda itself is the landmark of Xi'an and it is the pure jewel that came to us from Tang Dynasty. Surrounded by walls it sleeps it's long dream along with the stories of Xuanzang, Monkey King and Journey to the West. Importance of Dayanta...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank IvicaSimic
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a guide, Mary who is very knowledgable about the history of the place and the artefacts in the temple. We thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt heaps about Tripitaka, as he was the one who ordered the build of the pagoda!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank WonderWorldinUK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cool pagoda. Definitely worth seeing if you’re in Xi’an. The jade wall carvings are beautiful. Very interesting to learn more about Buddhism here. And interesting to see that the Pagoda is leaning slightly but still has withstood 1300 years and probably countless earthquakes in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 701tamib
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Pagoda in the evening. There is a light and music show which stared at 8:30pm. The fountains give a display with music and lights. Many people are there with many food stalls and other stuff.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ian11C22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Xi'an with my family in this Spring Festival Holiday. When we arrived there, it's cold. We decided to go to Big Wild Goose Pagoda. It was already evening when we got to there. I was not impressed so much by Pagoda, because...More

Date of experience: February 2019
8  Thank Andywhz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

June,2018, my friends and I visited Xi'an for the first time in my life and I promise it won't be the last time. It's a great place to visit Chinese ancient buildings in the summer vacation with a camera to take some pictures and share...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank xiaoyyy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So peaceful and interesting. Lots of history around the site. If you are into shopping there is lots around the pagoda but we didn’t partake. A little offensive that there is a Victoria’s Secret within steps of this beautiful pagoda.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from Chander_62 | Reviewed this property |
We were on a guided tour so unable to say how much the tickets are. Sometimes one can get combination tickets which are more economical
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Sorry I have been away from home, with no Wi-Fi so I only saw the question now. Regretfully I'm not sure where the Dynasty Art Museum is as I was taken to the places by a guide and driver from Dragon Tours. They were very... More