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A potpourri of cultures and religions, a beautiful terminus of the Silk Route, home to royalty and courtesans, a residing place of poets, monks, merchants, and warriors, all make the city of Xi'an. With its roots seeping deep in the streets of the city along with the roaring modernity which breaths in the wild nightlife, you can experience everything in the city. Flooded with spectacular heritage sites the place is a heaven for travel enthusiasts. The Giant Wild Goose Pagoda serves as a landmark of the fascinating city and is also the holiest Buddhist site for the locals as well as the foreigners who pay a visit to it. It takes pride in being an important symbol of the ancient Xi'an. The attraction is in the southern suburb of the city and is a well preserved ancient heritage site. It's simple, yet stunning architecture and design attract numerous visitors from every corner of the world, especially the Buddhists who consider it to be a place of worship.
Redefine Pleasure at the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda
North Square is home to the biggest musical fountain of Asia, sprawling over an area of fifteen thousand square meters. With a unique T-shape, this magnificent structure has a unique charm which is beyond words to explain. A soothing symphony will please your ears with its music. The real magic of the fountain begins when the music starts and the central area of the square display different fountain sprays depicting twenty-two matrix patterns. Some of these alluring water displays like the lotuses, sea of clouds, flying gulls, and a laser water curtain, etc. are an effort of science and technology. Enjoy the main attraction of the place in the form of the 'Fire Fountain.' A perfect blend of music, water, lights, and colors make the night sky enchanting, giving a view of thousands of sparkling fairies covering the black sky.
Originally named as the Chunxiao Garden, the Tang Ci'en Temple Site Park is to the east of the temple. This elegant, serene, and magnificent park draws its inspiration from the natural environment clubbed with the holy Buddhist theme. As it finds its place on the site of the original Da Ci'en temple, it contains several interesting statues depicting the rich history of the iconic temple. These statues stand among the well-arranged lush-green vegetation which gives the park its unmatchable grandeur.
East Garden occupies the area of the Great Pagoda, serving as the Shaanxi Opera Garden. The glimpses of colored painting statues along with a collection of famous sculptures of Shaanxi opera writers and actors, portray the cultural heritage of Shaanxi and display the exquisite charm of the Shaanxi Opera. Enjoy the colorful scenes of various opera plays. As the name signifies the West Pagoda lies in the west. At the entrance of the garden, statues of two loyal generals of the Tang Dynasty welcome you to their land. Stunning bronze statues, portraying the rich folk customs of the Shaanxi's, cover the entire area of the West Garden. Become a witness of the rich folklore legacy that has passed from one generation to another, the half-built houses, the huge bowls, the local opera, and the tasty wheat cake, etc.
Stretching over a massive area of five hundred and twenty-five yards, the Great Tang All Day Mall is a popular tourist spot that resides to the south of the South Square of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda. It serves as an extensive cultural center along with a shopping mall, a food center and also a place for recreation activities. Zhenguan Monument is the most iconic building of the Great Mall. On both sides of the avenue, you can cherish the sights of a concert hall, a grand theater, and the Shaanxi Artists Gallery. Studded with statuaries concerning the Tang emperors, historical heroes, and classical art of the dynasty, the place is a masterpiece of artwork. These sculptures depict the religion, art, literature and technological heritage of the dynasty.
How to Get Tickets?
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How To Get Around?
Explore the beautiful place on foot and create some magical memories with your family and friends.
What Should I Wear?
As the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda has so much to offer to its visitors, so wear clothes which are comfortable and relaxing all day long. Go for denim shorts, jeans, or slacks with a crop top or a poncho top. Dark colored trousers with a funky t-shirt will suit the boys. For footwear choose gladiators or bellies.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit the place is between 8 am to 5 pm. It welcomes guests on all days of the week.
The currency of Xi'an is Renminbi.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, you don't need a guide. This website is a perfect guide for you.
How To Get There?
You can reach Xi'an via airways, railways, or roadways. For reaching the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, you can opt for the bus ride which runs all day long. The city is served by metro, taxis, and car hire also. If you are lucky enough you can get a lift from a local.
Carry napkins and a water bottle with you. Follow the rules of the gardens. Don't harm the statues by touching them unnecessarily.