Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

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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Wafa A
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Just like in a movie 🙂 its a walking street with malls, restaurants, a-lot of lights at night and street shows. A concert hall, and alot of scenery to capture! Totally worth it
Written 5 May 2024
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bcheong
Shanghai, China46,527 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Business
Came here for a 2nd look, first time was 15 years ago. Not sure if we could enter or even climb up, we didn’t ask. But nice to know of this 1500 year old pagoda that houses items from Xuanzhang’s travels. An UNESCO site as part of the silk route
Written 13 March 2024
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Blake Evans
Shenzhen, China152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Is the kind of place where the experience speaks louder than my written words.

Visit Xuanzhang ‘s statue in the garden at the front gate.

If you hear the call, go see the Pagoda. Loosen your grip on time and melt yourself back into an ancient time.

View the city from each of the seven floors. Take a moment to observe some treasures inside.
Written 21 October 2023
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Sandra
Prangins, Switzerland13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
the history behind this pagoda is fascinating and well worth listening to. The Pagoda itself is very impressive an well worth walking to the top for the views.
Written 13 August 2023
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Steve
Yaounde, Cameroon23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
We enjoyed strolling the grounds and absorbing the vibe. This is still a functioning pagoda so, the people worshiping was nice to observe. The grounds are beautiful.
Written 28 January 2023
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Edward L
Bristol, UK81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
The pagoda in Dayanta is worth a visit and is surrounded by a pedestrain area with musical fountains. Close by is the Joy City mall which ahs a wide range of shops including Hollister's and Abercrombie and Fitch, whch have clothes that fit the larger European figure!
Written 11 October 2022
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Zarza's Travels
Auckland, New Zealand1,000 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Solo
The pagoda itself is currently covered in scaffolding and tarpaulins so can't be seen - disappointing - BUT the area surrounding it is lovely to have a stroll around. The grandure of the pagoda is evident, just would have been nice to have seen it without the green covering! Nevermind, if it helps to preserve the pagoda for future generations I am sure it is worth it! Head to this area in the evening, enjoy the lights and stalls - a real mixture of East and West - plenty to suit all traveller types.
Written 13 July 2021
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Kyle Ciulla
Beijing, China347 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
I thought this was a great place, and a must in xian. you can climb to the top and see datang street from its highest point. it does cost extra to make the climb. great place for pictures as well.
Written 10 April 2021
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ThaiCookingRocks
Changchun, China819 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Great Wild Googe Pagoda

When Xuanzang returned from his 13 year journey from China to India, that began 629, he built a pagoda to translate the Buddhist texts that he collected.

While the original pagoda was four stories and damaged because of earthquakes this is the living reminder of where Xuanzang ladies the foundation of Chinese Buddhism.

Walking up the pagoda isn't worth if for most people. Lots of steps, tiny windows, no real information or extra knowledge or insights to be gained.

The library area in the back has some amazing wood and metal panels that show his journey and they are very impressive.

The area all around it and the areas of worship have plenty to see and explore. It is outside of the city walls and a bit south of the city to keep that in mind.

Later a fictional account of his travels called "Journey to the West" which became a great classic of Chinese literature.

He eventually translated 657 Sanskrit Buddist works that laid the foundation for Buddism in China.
Written 27 December 2020
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Maxim B
Ottawa, Canada851 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
A welcoming and well laid out temple, including many pavilions and a school of buddist scriptures. Marble stairs with dragon carvings lead to the pagoda. The pagoda is situated in the middle of the temple and requires and extra RMB20 ticket to get in. Worth a 7-storey climb to see quite a panorama of Xian. Unfortunately,
Xian's hazy air doesn't make for great visibility.
Written 25 December 2020
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