Photo: Greater Wild Goose Pagoda
It is in the Monastery
of Grace that the seven-storey pagoda, of the Greater
Wild Goose Pagoda in Xian, of 64.1 meters high was
built in 652 or the 3rd year of the Yonghui reign of
Tang Emperor Gao Zong in memory of his deceased mother.
This unique structure in Xian gives you an excellent
view of the countryside and the city from the top.
The Greater Wild Goose Pagoda is located within the
compound of the Ci En Temple of Xian.
This square pyramid-shaped
pagoda was built with grey bricks, serene and graceful
whereby it demonstrates a unique national feature and a
style of times. It houses a group of rare relics
including the order tablets of Buddhism, Buddhist
relics and gilded statues of Buddha. The Buddhist
scriptures were brought back from India by the traveling
monk Xuan Zang. The pagoda presents rich Buddhist
culture and higher value on historic and cultural relics.
To learn more about the Tang Period in Xian, visit the
Tang Dynasty Arts Museum located on the eastern side of
8.30am to 7.00pm
Admission for the
pagoda: 15 yuan
Southern Section of Yanta Road
Visitors may get on public bus Nos. 5, 19, 21,
22 and 601