The Giant Wild Goose Pagoda is the landmark of the city of Xi’an.
The entire temple complex stands as a symbol to the monk Xuangzang, who translated and stored the Buddhist scriptures he brought back with him from a trip to India. The 64 m high pagoda is from the year 652 and at one time had 10 stories.
The pagoda was built by Emperor Gaozong in memory of his deceased mother. In addition to the pagoda, the temple complex includes a main and secondary hall and a bell and drum tower.
In the halls are a series of Buddhist fine art items such as jade reliefs, stone sculptures and images of Buddha.
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