Is there any metro station near the Big Wild Goose Pagoda? Will be easy to reach by metro on my own?
Yes, there are several metro station near the Big wild goose pagoda scenic area. You can take Xian city metro line 3 or line 4 from the station close to your hotel, then get off at Big Goose Pagoda Station (???, Da Yan Ta Station) and walk about 500 meters to get to the scenic area. It not too diffcult to reach Big Goose Pagoda if you know how to take the metro in Xian.
Could you advise the opening hours of Big goose pagoda? How long does it take to visit Big Goose Pagoda?
The opening hours of Big Goose Pagoda is different in peak season & low season, 08:00~17:30 (Mar.--Nov.) & 08:00~17:00 (Dec.--Feb.); Please arrange your visit time reasonably when you plan to visit Bigh Goose Pagoda scenic. Normally, it takes around 1-2 hour to visit the whole scenic area.
How much does it cost to visit Big goose pagoda? Is there an extra charge for climb up to the pagoda?
The entrance fee for the Big goose pagoda scenic area is 50RMB per person. The place is big and you have to pay extra 30RMB to climb to the top of the pagoda. Your entrance fees doesn't include your entrance to the pagoda.
Is worth watching the music fountain near the Big goose pagoda?
Yes, we highly recommend you watch the music fountain at Big goose pagoda square if you plenty of time, it is one of the highlights of this scenic spots and an interesting activity in Xian city. It is 218 meters wide from east to west and 346 meters long from north to south. It is the square with the largest scale of Asian sculptures. There are 2 100-meter-long group sculptures, 8 large-scale figure sculptures, and 40 relief sculptures. The timetable for the fountain show are 12pm & 20:30pm from Monday to Friday; 12pm, 14pm, 16pm, 18pm & 20:30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Please kindly note the music fountain is not available during the winter time.
Why Big good pagoda famous for tourists?
It is one of the city's most distinctive and outstanding landmarks and a well-preserved holy place for Buddhist with a history of over 1300 years. It is possibly the most beautiful building left in Xian today. The Tang regime gave orders to build a chamber for the translation of Buddhist scriptures in an effort to have the then widely renowned Master Xuanzang agree to be the head of the temple.
Do you have any good recommendation for lunch near the Big wild goose pagoda?
There are many Xian local specialties & popular local restaurants near the Big Wild Goose Pagoda scenic area. You can walk to the south sqaure of Big goose pagoda to taste some authentic Shaanxi local cuisine, such as Cold Noodles, Pork Sandwiched Between Pita Bread, Dumpling in Sour Soup, Pita Bread Soaked in Lamb Soup and more. If you take a tour to visit Bigh Wild Goose Pagoda, the tour guide will give you the best recommodation for lunch. There is also shopping mall nearby.
What to do in the Big Goose Pagoda scenic area?
The scenic area is quite big, as a well-known historic site and the landmark of the city. When you plan to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda Scenic Area, you should not miss visit the Daci'en Temple, it was one of the four places where Buddhist sutras were translated during the dynasty; Pay a visit to the staue of Master Xuanzang; Climb to the top of big goose pagoda to get the view of Xian city; Enjoy the Music Fountain at the Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
How to visit Big goose pagoda at the first time? Is there any english sign for me to read?
If you are the first time to visit Big wild goose pagoda in Xian, you can take taxi, metro or city bus from your hotel to get to Big goose pagoda, It is suggested go to the north square in advance if you want to appreciate the night view of the music fountain, since there may be many people. You can visit this place in the early morning or evening, you will see lots of activities like dancing, playing tai chi, etc. a nice taste of the local Xian in the morning. Come here in the evening when the whole area is illuminated. There are some english sign in the scenic area, you can know the basic introduction of the spot and show the location.
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