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Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

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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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Enci Temple The southern part of Yata Road, Yanta District, Xi'an 710061, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The temple has historical significance as this was the temple where Buddhist scriptures from India were brought back to China and translated into Chinese. The monk who brought the scriptures back is told in the famous story “Journey to the West”. Apart from the historical...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Claimed to be imperial temple during the Tang Dynasty where only the imperial status or emperor of the Dynasty allowed to pay a visit for prayer. The pagoda built during Tang Dynasty and was rebuilt due to earth quake. The treasured inside the temple has...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a very interesting and important site in Buddhist history. The monk in whose honor the site was built traveled to India and brought back thousands of sutras which are stored in here, or perhaps were.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking around the area and witnessing people from all walks of life performing their religious rituals was quite fascinating to watch. The shop within the Pagoda itself had great choices of things to buy to take home.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built in the Tang Dynasty, forms the centres for translating Buddhist scriptures from India, surviving earthquakes.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

an impressing complex of pagodas, very spectacular that reflect beauty and peace, along with ceremonial objects that leave you amazed.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this site without a guide - very easy as it has its own metro stop.some building work going on round the approach to the pagoda, at the moment a bit of a building site, but should be plenty of new shops and restaurants...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pagoda is part of a Buddhist temple site (the first in China) and is a very old building (albeit restored) with a peaceful simplicity to it (despite the tourists). The Buddhist temples and other buildings have been restored and are well worth seeing, but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I enjoyed wallimg around the compound. The Buddha's and wall sculptures in the various rooms are quite impressive. You have to pay to get inside of the temple grounds and then a seperate fee is required to enter the leaning pagoda. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My mother and I enjoyed walking around the grounds and learning the history of the place. We did not climb the pagoda.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Chander_62 | Reviewed this property |
We were on a guided tour so unable to say how much the tickets are. Sometimes one can get combination tickets which are more economical
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Sorry I have been away from home, with no Wi-Fi so I only saw the question now. Regretfully I'm not sure where the Dynasty Art Museum is as I was taken to the places by a guide and driver from Dragon Tours. They were very... More