Giant Wild Goose Pagoda

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Giant Wild Goose Pagoda

Giant Wild Goose Pagoda

Giant Wild Goose Pagoda

Quick facts

  • Name: Giant Wild Goose Pagoda
  • Location: Xi’an, China
  • Type of attraction: Architectural/Pagoda
  • Built: 652
  • Ticket price: From $8

Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, or Big Wild Goose Pagoda, is a South Xi’an, Shaanxi, China, Buddhist pagoda. During the Tang dynasty it was built in 652 and originally had five storeys.

During Empress Wu Zetian’s reign, the building was reconstructed in 704, and its external brick façade was restored during the Ming dynasty.

One of the many purposes of the pagoda was to keep Gautama Buddha sutras and figurines brought to China from India by Buddhist monk, scholar, traveller, and translator Xuanzang from the seventh-century.

Today, the pagoda’s interior walls feature embossed Buddha statues by the renowned artist Yan Liben.

There are seven levels and each one is distinctively decorated and with different artifacts showcased.

This is one of the top attractions in Xi’an and in China as well and it’s a must see when visiting this part of world.

Private Half Day Tour to See The Big Wild Goose Pagoda&City Wall:

Private Tour: Xi'an Half Day - Shaanxi History Museum and Big Wild Goose Pagoda

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Interesting facts about Giant Wild Goose Pagoda

Here are some interesting facts about this amazing historic landmark:

  • Pagoda was added to the World Heritage List on June 22, 2014.
  • The North Square garden outside Pagoda is boasting the largest musical fountain in Asia
  • Inside the pagoda there are wooden steps and one arched window on each of the four sides of each landing, where tourists can enjoy a panorama of the surrounding area.

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