Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)
While the Big Wild Goose Pagoda - or 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 3 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.
Tours & Tickets
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
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
3-Day Private Xi’an Tour from Beijing: Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall and Big Wild Goose Pagoda
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
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
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
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
Travel back in time to three different time periods in Xi’an! The Banpo Neolithic Village gives a great background of prehistoric times, while the Terracotta ... Read more
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)