GREATER WILD GOOSE PAGODA IN XIAN

 

 

SHAANXI , CHINA

 

 

 

Greater Wild Goose Pagoda in Xian

                                                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 the temple.

 

Opening times: 8.30am to 7.00pm

Admission: 20 yuan

Admission for the pagoda: 15 yuan

 

Location: Southern Section of Yanta Road

Transport: Visitors may get on public bus Nos. 5, 19, 21, 22 and 601

 

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