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Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

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Address: Enci Temple The southern part of Yata Road, Yanta District, Xi'an 710061, China
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Located on the grounds of the Jianfu Temple, this pagoda (circa 652 A.D.)...

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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Quick trip in Xi'an

Not very busy here during the first week of March which allowed for a leisurely walk around the Pagoda grounds and relatively easy climb up the stairs of the Pagoda itself. Tip... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Wakefield, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A serendipity is what you'll find in this luxurious and ample place right in the middle of a chaotic city demonstrated every single block while been driven (unless you are staying at The Westin as you will just walk out) Although the pagoda and its story is the magnet, you will be amazed by the various representations of Buddha at... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything you would expect from a working pagoda. I was lucky enough to have a private quide who explained the history surrounding the Pagoda. I was not disappointed with my visit, I would recommend you see this place. What has struck me as interesting in China is the lack of religious Temples, Stupa's and Pagoda's, unlike Myanmar a neighbour to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with Carol our Travel China Guide Carol gave us the interesting history of this site We declined the offer of climbing the tower as it was an added expense and time was short also It was very close to our hotel so we walked back to it later that day

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

evening show.music and light show of fountions. fantastic.plenty of people there but show still easy to watch.

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not very busy here during the first week of March which allowed for a leisurely walk around the Pagoda grounds and relatively easy climb up the stairs of the Pagoda itself. Tip - grab a water or drink in the outer courtyard prior to climbing to the top of the Pagoda. Even better, grab one at one of the small... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of our tour. OK for a quick visit but we found it a little too commercialised. They even had a convenience store set up in one of the ancient buildings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An earthquake cracked the building and put a big gap in the middle. Several years later another earthquake put the gap on the crack building together. Another r.World of Wonde

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't go up the pagoda. One look at the steps and the number of flights and we decided not to. There are already too much walking and literally leg exertion in China than going up the pagoda and run out of leg strength for the next day. The place requires a guide to provide details on how the monks... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited at dusk which added to the beauty of this site. Very interesting stories behind each room/temple with varying types of artwork. We travelled with young kids and a teenager who all enjoyed their visit. Definitely worth the trip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went in the morning, it was relatively empty, but I can imagine it will be busy in the afternoon. The air pollution was quite bad so the view from the top of Pagoda was bit blurred. Picturesque surrounding of Pagoda. Entrance 50 and to Pagoda another 25rmb.

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