The Big Wild Goose Pagoda a famous Buddhist pagoda in ancient Xian City. It is situated in Da Ci’en Temple in a southern suburb of Xian.

The Temple was built in AD 648 by Tang emperor Gaozong as an act of filial piety to honor hsi mother. It was destroyed after the fall of the Tang dynasty and the present buildings, mainly from the Qing dynasty, have been recently renovated.

The Big Wild Goose Pagoda is regarded as a symbol of Xian city. It has a 5m-high square base and reaches 64.5m in height. It was built to house and protect Buddhist scriptures collected by Chinese monk, Xuan Zang, who spent an epic 17 years traveling to India and back for their collection and an equal mount of time doing translating them. His journey has been immortalized in the novel Journey to the West, one of China’s most important literary works.

Daily available between 8:00 – 17:00. About 4 KM from city center
Address: Yanta Road, Yanta, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China
Tel: 8629-8552 7958
Ticket Price (in RMB): Entrance Fee of the Da Ci’en Temple: RMB 50 (March 1 – November 30); RMB 30 (December 1 – end of February) Ascending the Pagoda:CNY 30 (March 1 – November 30); CNY 20 (December 1 – end of February)

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