Giant Wild Goose Pagoda at Daci’en Temple in Xi’an, China

The centerpiece of Daci’en Temple is the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda. This architectural treasure of Xi’an was constructed in the mid-7th century. The original purpose was to house Buddha scriptures, figures and relics retrieved from India by Xuanzang, the first abbot of the temple. The Dayan Pagoda has been rebuilt several times during its history of 1,370 plus years. The brick tower is 213 feet tall. You can tour the displays on all seven floors. At the top is an observation deck.

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Daci’en Temple, South Yanta Road, Xi’an, China

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