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Big Wild Goose Pagoda

The Big Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the most famous Buddhist pagodas in China, is the symbol of ancient Xian city, built in 589 A.D. in the Sui Dynasty. The Big Wild Goose Pagoda used to be part of Daci'en Temple which was built to commemorate Jinghui Emperor's mother. The temple was finished in 652 A.D. and the pagoda had five stories and is 60 meters tall during that period of time. However, today, due to wars, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda was reduced to ruins and turns to 7 stories, 64 meters tall after being reconstructed. The temple has 13 courtyards and used to have nearly 2,000 rooms in the Tang Dynasty but presently there are not as many and those that are left were built in the Ming dynasty.
The Big Wild Goose Pagoda is related to Xuanzang, a famous hierarch in Chinese history. Starting from Chang'an (the name of ancient Xian), he traveled to India, the cradle of Buddhism, passing through 100 countries for 17 years, and eventually obtained Buddha figures, 657 kinds of sutras and several Buddha relics. The Big Wild Goose Pagoda was the place to store these Buddhist treasures taken from India. Here is some guide information of the Big Wild Goose Pogoda below for your reference: Location: Within the Daci'en Temple, Xi'an  Contact number: +86 29-85551586; 85551587 Admission Fee: CNY25/Person  Opening hours: 8:00 - 18:00

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