Xian 16 Wild Goose Pagoda

© Dennis Kraft

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Xian 16 Wild Goose Pagoda

Xian is home to the Famed Wild Goose Pagoda located int he Da Ci en Temple Complex. The pagoda is about 4 kilometres from Downtown Xian and was built in 652 Ad during the Tang Dynasty. It is 64.5 metres tall and considered a classic of Chinese architecture. There are a number of different stories about how it received it's name. One is that the name represents wandering Buddhist monks who were like wild geese spreading Buddhism.

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