Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayan Ta) - 大雁塔

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- Review updated on 20 juillet 2019

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The Big Wild Goose Pagoda

In the south of Xi’an, this pagoda was erected around 648 during the reign of Gaozhong, the 3rd Emperor of the Tang Dynasty. A fortress of brick and wood that measures 64m high. It was built in honor of the works written by the monk XuanZang. XuanZang, dissatisfied with the translations of Buddhist texts available at the time, went to India in search of original texts in Sanskrit. He translated them into 1335 volumes and then brought them back to China. The buildings that can be seen today date back to the Qing Dynasty and were built in the Ming style. At nightfall, we can admire a spectacle of jets of water and light. Inside, it is possible to attend a Chinese calligraphy class.

Useful information :

Plan 1 to 2 hours for the visit

Chinese Name : Dàyàn tǎ – 大雁塔

Metro line 3, get off at Dayan Ta 大雁塔, Exit B or C.

Ticket prices :
– 40¥ for the temple (downward!)
– 30¥ to go up to the pagoda.

Opening hours :
– From 15 November to 15 March: 08:00 to 17:00 (8am to 5pm)
– From 16 March to 14 November: 08:00 to 17:30 (8am to 5:30pm)

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