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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 yesterday

The pagoda itself is impressive enough to warrant a visit. But the buildings that surround it contain a mesmerizing collection of murals and jade inlaid artwork depicting Buddhist stories and scenes.

Thank Adam B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful place to visit and climb the pagoda. Great view of the city from the pagoda windows. There are buildings to explore, housing many beautiful arts and treasure.

Thank Betty C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely 7-story pagoda surrounded by gardens. Great to have a guided tour to fully understand the history and traditions. Well worth the stop.

Thank ST23
Reviewed 4 days ago

This Pagoda is fascinating because it is 7 stories high and the first evidence of Buddhism introduction to the people in China. Great job restoration and preservation

Thank RaviA651
Reviewed 4 days ago

On our trip we visited many pagodas, This one is one of the best. It is very beautifiul and very well taken care of. We had a good guide which makes it totally better!!!

Thank Marce0107
Reviewed 6 days ago

Quite different from what you expect from a pagoda but the fact that it is stone means it has survived the centuries whereas a wooden one would have been burnt long ago. Very interesting story behind its formation and construction.

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 1 week ago

...if your up to the exercise, the climb is worth the views and experience. 7 stories high. Built in 652, renovated a few times over the years. Fee to enter and climb up: 50 RBM/$7.25 USD Fee to enter Da Ci'en Temple: 40 RMB/$6.75

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 1 week ago

look at the construction, and remember how long ago all this was built. ah, the power of religion. what a dedicated group of monks. view the leaning tower, admire the craftsmanship, appreciate the dedication, and take the time to watch people watching people, watching people....More

Thank Surenotafrog
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are into history and/or Buddhism then you should not miss this. You are not able to go into the main structure for safety reasons. It is not a large area and no where near a many people as there have been at other...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's seven stories tall with steep, narrow stairs, but we made it by going slowly. If you see any Tibetan monks, stop and get out of the way! Those guys are big! Great views and a good way to orient yourself to the city.

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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