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Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Big Wild Goose Pagoda is one of the essential landmarks in Xi'an city; the Pagoda was initially used to store Buddhist scriptures and relics that Buddhist monk Tang Xuanzang brought back from the Silk Road and India. Just standing in the Dacien Temple complex, it will attract numerous visitors for its fame in the Buddhist religion and the appealing style of construction.

What to Visit in Big Wild Goose Pagoda?

If you would like to enjoy the traditional architecture and learn the Buddhist culture, Big Wild Goose Pagoda might be a good option. Entering this holy place for Buddhists, you will see some sacred buildings, such as Dacien Temple, Daxiong Palace, Fatang, Dayan Pagoda, Xuanzang Sanzang Court, and Pagoda Garden, etc. Furthermore, for an excellent photogenic spot, you can also walk to the top of the Pagoda to enjoy the city's magnificent view. So Let's start to explore the most popular and mysterious temples in the world.
Dacien Temple was built in the Ming Dynasty based on the original "West Pagoda Courtyard," while most of the existing palaces were built in the Qing Dynasty. The main buildings on the monastery's central axis are Daxiong Palace, Fatang, Dayan Pagoda, and Xuanzang Sanzang Court. Among them, the Buddhist relics and the parietal bones of Master Xuanzang worshipped in Dayan Pagoda. Xuanzang Sanzang Court respectively is the silk treasure in Dacien Temple, inside of the tower, the wooden stairs spiral up, and you can see the distance by the railings out of a door on both sides of each floor. The whole building is grand and magnificent with streamlined and steady style, harmonious and appropriate proportion, and solemn and antique tone as the well-preserved pavilion tower. On top of the tower, you can overlook the whole ancient city Xi'an, which is entirely worth to visit.
In the east of the central axis of the monastery is the Pagoda Garden. Meanwhile, there are nine pagodas in the garden, and Buddha relics have been worshipped in the monastery since the Qing dynasty.
The Spectacular Music Fountain Show: When nights fall, the Tang Paradise treats visitors to a spectacular Lake Show, featuring lasers and other special effects, including video projection onto the water. It is a large theme park near the ancient Furong Garden site but consists almost entirely of modern construction.

Opening Hours & Admission Fee

Opening Hours Peak season: 1st March to 31st October ( 8:00 - 18:30 )
Off-season: 11th January to 29th February (8:00 - 18:00 )
Admission Fee CNY 50
Ascending the Pagoda CNY 25
Recommended Time For a Visit 3 - 5 Hours
Musical Fountain on the North Square:
Monday - Friday: 12:00 - 21:00
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 - 18:00
Note: Every Tuesday, the fountain dance equipment have to routinely overhauled, so the 12 o'clock fountain show is off

Weather & Climate of Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xi'an:

Xi'an has a warm temperate semi-humid continental monsoon climate with four distinct seasons. The annual average temperature is 13. 0 ℃ ~ 13. 7 ℃, the coldest average temperature in January -1.2 ℃ ~ 0. 0 ℃, the hottest average temperature in July is 26.3 ℃ ~ 26. 6 ℃. April to November (Spring to Winter) is the best time to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. If you visit the Wild Goose Pagoda in summer, it will be cooler in the morning and evening. In winter, it is appropriate to visit the Wild Goose Pagoda at noon. Tourists who like musical fountains can come according to the performance time.

How to Get to Big Wild Goose Pagoda:

1. Travelers can take bus No. 5, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 30, 34, 41, 44, 224, 237, 242, 400, 401, 408, 500, 501, 521 or sightseeing bus to Wild Goose Pagoda stop.
2. Take Metro Line 3 and get off at the "Dayan Pagoda" station and walk for 8 minutes.

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