Big Wild Goose Pagoda is a Buddhist pagoda located in southern Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China, which is an architectural marvel in China and regarded as the landmark of Xian.
Big Wild Goose Pagoda was built in 652 CE during the Tang Dynasty (618 CE – 907 CE), rebuilt in in 704 CE during the reign of Empress Wu Zetian, and renovated during the Ming Dynasty. Originally the pagoda had five stories but was renovated into 7 stories in Tang Dynasty and has been one of the most popular tourist destinations for those interested in the Tang Dynasty. The pagoda hosts sutras and figurines of the Buddha brought to China from India by Xuanzang (602 CE – 664 CE), a prestigious Buddhist translator, and traveler in Tang dynasty.
Around the Big Wild Goose Pagoda are several attractions well worth exploring. On the North Square of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda stands the enchanting Music Fountain, allegedly the largest music fountain in Asia. The Tang Dynasty Palace is another must-see site, where visitors can witness where the Tang emperors resided for more than 200 years.
Admission Fee: 30RMB
Open Time: 8:00-18:00 Suggested
Traveling Time: 2-3 hours
Location: Yanta South Road, Southern Urban of Xian
How to get there: Take the bus Tourist line No.6, 21, 22, 24, 601, 610, 501, 503 to get there.