Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

China, Xi'an, Yanta, Phone: +862985527958 Average Price: US$ 8 per person


Giant Wild Goose Pagoda or  Big Wild Goose Pagoda  is a  Buddhist pagoda  located in southern  Xi'an ,  Shaanxi  province,  China . It was built in 652 during the  Tang Dynasty  and originally had five stories, although the structure was rebuilt in 704 during the reign of Empress  Wu Zetian  and its exterior brick facade was renovated during the Ming Dynasty . One of the pagoda's many functions was to hold  sutras  and  figurines  of the  Buddha  that were brought to China from  India  by the  Buddhist  translator and traveler  Xuanzang .

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