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Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

While the Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) follows the familiar pagoda format of successive levels diminishing in size the higher they get, this solid stone tower is largely free of the frills associated with such buildings. One of Xian’s oldest structures, it was built in 652 and originally had 10 levels, though the top three were later lost in an earthquake.

The pagoda played an important role in the spread of Buddhism in China. Relics, figurines and writings associated with the Buddha were brought here from India along the Silk Road which ends in Xian. You can still see statues of the Buddha and other religious figures inside.

Practical Info

The Big Wild Goose Pagoda is to the south-west of the Xian City Walls, near the Shanxi History Museum. Numerous bus routes go past the site, including tourist bus number 4.

Tours & Tickets

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Xi'an Half-Day City Tour - Shaanxi History Museum and Big Wild Goose Pagoda

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 2 Reviews

Explore Xi'an on a half-day city tour and explore the history that lies within the ancient city walls. Tour the Shaanxi History Museum with your professional ...  Read more

Location: Xian, China
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.99

Xi'an Full Day Sightseeing Tour - Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall

4 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Spend a full day exploring the unique history, culture, beautiful architecture and religious monuments of the ancient walled city of Xi'an. One of the capitals ...  Read more

Location: Xian, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $86.99

Xi'an Classic Day Tour: Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, City Wall, Bell and Drum Tower Square and Muslim Quarter

This Xi'an Day Tour will take you to Shaanxi History Museum that was built in 1983 and opened to the public in 1991. Now it has over 370,000 exhibits in the ...  Read more

Location: Xi'an, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.00

Xi'an Terracotta Warriors and Big Wild Goose Pagoda Bus Tour

Xi'an is the home to the world-renowned Terracotta Warriors and Horses, one of the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. This ...  Read more

Location: Xi'an, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $93.99

Xi'an Private Tour: Terracotta Warriors and Big Wild Goose Pagoda Day Tour

Join us for the private tour to visit the world-renowned Terracotta Warriors Army and Horses Museum, one of the most significant archeological excavations of ...  Read more

Location: Xi'an, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.99

Private Cultural Tour: Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Terracotta Warriors and Tang Dynasty Show in Xi'an

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Enjoy an immersive Chinese cultural experience on this private day tour in Xi'an, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Terracotta Warriors. With your ...  Read more

Location: Xian, China
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $197.99

3-Day Private Xi’an Tour from Beijing: Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall and Big Wild Goose Pagoda

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Spend three days sightseeing in Xi'an on this private tour from Beijing, with round-trip transport included. Choose to fly or take the train to Xi'an and visit ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights

From USD $608.75

Best 11-Day Splendors of China: Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai and Chongqing with Yangtze River Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Experience the splendors of China over 11 fantastic days! Highlights include the Great Wall and Forbidden City in Beijing, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 11 days, 10 nights

From USD $1,775.31

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