The Giant Wild Goose Pagoda is one of the most famous Buddhist pagodas in China and is located in Da Ci’en (Great Kindness and Grace) Temple, about four kilometers from the urban center of Xi’an, China.
In the Tang Dynasty (618-907), the Pagoda was constructed for the study of Buddhist scriptures. Although it has been attacked by centuries of weather, war and seismic activity that destroyed most of the original material of the structure, the same pagoda still stands.
The Giant Wild Goose Pagoda was completed in 652 A.D. Its five stories were about 60 meters high. The decay of the earth-cored pagoda from 701 to 704 A.D. made the new construction of a new 10-storey pagoda necessary.
Covering approximately 110,000 square meters, the music fountain in the Big Wild Goose Pagoda’s North Square is the largest in Asia.