Renowned as one of China’s most iconic religious institutions, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is a breathtaking structure that is at the heart of Xian’s cultural identity. Also known as the Dayan Pagoda, this towering religious edifice has been a permanent fixture in the province since the Tang Dynasty. Commissioned to be built by Emperor Gaozong of the Tang Dynasty, the structure which dates back to 652 AD mainly served as a sizeable Buddhist archive that collected religious material from India, the birthplace of Buddhism. Declared a part of the National Key Cultural Relic Preserve, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is contained within the Da Cien Temple complex located a mere 4km from downtown Xi’an and is one of the most visited cultural highlights in the country. The main attraction on a tour of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is, of course, it’s daily Fountain Show which takes place in the northern square of the pagoda where the towering structures of the iconic edifice provide the perfect backdrop for the liquid-based spectacular. Taking place every day including public holidays, the Fountain Show at the Big Wild Goose Pagoda has hailed as the most significant fountain showcase in all of Asia […]

The Musical Fountain at the Big Wild Goose Pagoda