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Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

Enci Temple The southern part of Yata Road, Yanta District, Xi'an 710061, China
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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 3 days ago via mobile

The big Buddhist pagoda ( one of tow , also small goose pagoda ) built in 652 , Tang Dynasty, originally had only 5 stories , then renovated during the Ming Dynasty , now 64 meters high , very nicely observed from everywhere.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

okay to visit. i was not overwhelmed or really taken aback by anything here. worth a quick visit, but nothing special

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Buddhist temples I’m used to, mostly in Japan, are always places where one can contemplate nature and life in relative quiet. This is not one of those temples as it’s surrounded by busy city streets. Inside the buildings are an astonishing array of incredible...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Big Will Goose Pagoda was built in 652 during the Tang dynasty and originally 5 stories high. It was rebuilt in 704, and its exterior brick facade was renovated. One of its primary functions was to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddhist religion....More

Thank Judi L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s not just the Pagoda you see when you go through the entrance but there’s several ceremonial buildings inside the complex. They’re basically the Chinese imperial style but housing some wonderful and beautiful Buddha statues. For me, exceptional would be an understatement. The Pagoda itself...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Average place to visit. Nothing special to see. This is simple pagoda. Can be avoided if you have no time.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely Pagoda in the heart of Xian. We went there twice: during the day and at night. You need to pay a fee to get into the complex and you have the possibility to go on top of the Pagoda (there is a separate ticket...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit. Some good photo opportunities of the architecture but refrain from taking photos of the many Buddha’s.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

it was very nice but very windy the day we were there. Our guide Helen had arranged for us to walk in without waiting in line. it was good to see some history of china

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice setting,nice buildings,,a lot of green,but this place is most intersting in the eevening with the illumination

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luzktreter
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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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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
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