Giant Wild Goose Pagoda or Big Wild Goose Pagoda, is a Buddhist pagoda located in southern Xi'an, Shaanxi, China. It was built in 652 during the Tang dynasty and originally had five stories. The structure was rebuilt in 704 during the reign of Empress Wu Zetian and its exterior brick facade was renovated during the Ming dynasty.
One of the pagoda's many functions was to hold sutras and figurines of Gautama Buddha that were brought to China from India by the seventh-century Buddhist monk, scholar, traveller, and translator Xuanzang. Today, the interior walls of the pagoda feature engraved statues of Buddha by the renowned artist Yan Liben.
Daily: 8 am - 5 pm
Entrance Fee of Daci'en Temple: CNY 50
Ascending the Pagoda: CNY 30
Official website http://www.xatourism.gov.cn/
More information at Travel China Guide http://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/shaanxi/xian/bigwildgoose.htm
Phone +86 29 8552 7958
Address Yanta Rd, Yanta, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
Coordinates 34°13'11.169" N 108°57'34.117" E