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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Big Wild Goose Pagoda is actually in the grounds of the Dacien Temple so the trips are one and the same. Enter the temple from the south and buy a separate ticket to go up the pagoda inside. The Dacien Temple is a well...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you have time visiting the pagoda is worth doing. We caught the subway there. Easy to navigate and cheap. The square and parks surrounding the pagoda are lovely and there’s lots going on. The pagoda itself is serene and worth it for the photos...More

Thank Meagan S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is south of the city walls, about a 10 min drive from the South Wall (traffic permitting). You can also reach the area through the metro, from the WeiYi (纬一街) stop and walk about 15-20 minutes to the entrance. The temple compound houses...More

Thank Benson C
Reviewed 3 days ago

On entering, the parkland, there is a shop which does calligraphy, as well as selling souvenirs, highly recommend this one. Walking through the gardens is a relaxing experience. Look out for a 1300 year tree. There is a wishing bell you can ring for about...More

Thank Jayne J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There is a lot to do in this area from shopping, eating, sightseeing, gardens, parks and more. There are 2 fees to get into the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The first fee let’s you into the area which is like a little village with several...More

Thank Lydia S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens and a peaceful area in a busy city. The Pagoda has an interesting history and has been restored after earthquake damage. If you like history I would recommend a guide to explain its importance.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Compared to other temple complexes in China this it not that special. Good view from the pagoda if you like that sort of thing. Not much in the way of explanations so take a guide or good guide book.

Thank MixMasterMoll
Reviewed 1 week ago

I should have done more research about this place when i went because i didnt really know what i was looking at. There is an extra fee for going into the temple which i thought was lame other than that if you are in the...More

Thank schultzed94
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazed to see the Fountain Show in this Big Wild Goose Pagoda, we had less time to visit the pagoda. You can visit this place

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Big Wild Goose Pagoda itself is nothing special, to be honest. But what makes a difference is: the view from the top of Pagoda (really nice to see Xian from the above) and gardens. They are really nice. I am not convinced that it is...More

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13 December 2017|
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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
2 December 2016|
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Response from Helenaarcher | Reviewed this property |
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