Xi'an Travel Guide

Big Wild Goose Pagoda

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Big Wild Goose Pagoda is one of the most famous Buddhist pagodas in China. Big Wild Goose Pagoda (is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists. It is located in the southern suburb of Xi'an City. The Pagoda was built in the Tang Dynasty for the study of Buddhist scriptures.

The pagoda was built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty and originally had five stories, 60 meters in height. The decay of the earth-cored pagoda made necessary the new construction of a new 10-storey pagoda from 701 to 704 A.D. However, the winds of war in the years to come, not to mention a massive earthquake in 1556, reduced the pagoda almost to ruins, which in turn resulted in the construction of a 7-storey, 64 meter-tall structure in the later Ming Dynasty, which still stands today.