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Xi’an Big Wild Goose Pagoda Travel Guide

Dacien Temple and Big Wild Goose Pagoda are favorite spots for the trip to Xi’an. It is close to the Shaanxi History Museum. It is recommended to visit them at the same day. The transportation is convenient. You can check the bus line on the Gaode map. The temple is inside the Pagoda, and you need buy the ticket for the temple first, then you can enter into the Pagoda. After entering, you can choose to spend 50 yuan for a lecturer as needed. Or you can just walk slowly to view the scenery inside. You can enter every room and look at it carefully and you will get a lot of rewards. Most of the travelers there especially like the stories about the Sakyamuni and Xuan Zang Masters. You can see the Big Wild Goose Pagoda soon, but you need spend 30 yuan to buy a ticket to climb the tower. If you don’t have a commentator, you can scan WeChat and listen to the electronic voice commentary.

The Big Wild Goose Pagoda was built by the Xuan Zang Master after he recovered the true scriptures from India. He asked the court to build it for collecting the scriptures. In the ages, the tower is not able to see the appearance that how many years it looked like, and when you reach the top, you can view the charm of the city. Of course, there are a lot of people. After you go out of the tower and sit under the tower, you will feel the wind blows, and you can hear the sound of the bell on the tower. It is very nice. In short, calm down here and slow down you pace.

The seven-story tower of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda has a height of 64.52 meters and a base length of 25.5 meters. Now, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is the landmark building of Xi’an City. There are many tourists, and foreign tourists who have a visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. As the earliest and largest Tang Dynasty square brick tower, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is a typical material evidence that the ancient Indian Buddhist temples were introduced into the Central Plains and integrated into the Chinese culture. It is also the wisdom of the ancient working people of China.

Shaanxi History Museum

After entering the museum, you will first come to the first exhibition hall, which mainly talks about the primitive era. Listening to the explanation, you will see a lot of chic pottery in beautiful shapes, and a variety of production tools. Then it will be the exhibition hall of Qin, and follow by the exhibition hall of the Han Dynasty. And there are Vatan and Han tomb figures in the hall. The Jade Cicada inside is usually made of the Xinjiang jade, which is pure and free of impurities, crystal and clear.

Entering the mural museum, the entire hall is black and lacquered, only some lights are on display. These showcases are not simple. Because they are not available in China, they are made up of huge amounts of money from Italy. The air-flowing, year-round thermostat showcases are almost identical to the showcases that preserve Mona Lisa in the Louvre. This can preserve these precious artifacts well.

What you will see next is a mural with eunuchs. The eunuch is extremely ugly, his eyebrows are slightly higher, his eyes are amused and his mouth opened.

The hunting mural is the most shocking. Thousands of horses and armies are surging, and it seems that the earth is shaking. The red and yellow flags are floating in the wind. Some people immediately turned their heads to look at the partners, some took the reins, kicked the horses, and strove forward, some let go of the reins, raised the flags, and let the horses run freely. All the horses are majestic, powerful and handsome. The whole picture will let you vividly feel the scene that is shocked when hunting.

The most popular mural there, is also the most classic, best-preserved, and most valuable mural in this museum, it is the Las Meninas (nine people), which is from the tomb of the Princess of Yongtai. There are nine people in this picture, each with different looks and actions to make it special and charming.

Ancient City Wall

Xi’an Ancient City Wall is magnificent, which is not even losing to Beijing City. The domineering city wall is now envied by Beijing. The positioning of a ticket for 54 Yuan may be expensive in terms of the size and integrity of its city wall. When you catch up with the spring event offer, the 40 Yuan is acceptable. There are almost no shades on the wall to avoid the strong sun, so most people choose to visit the Ancient Wall in the afternoon close to the time of sunset.

Xi’an Ancient City Wall has a complete style of arrow tower, turret, and Barbican. The large masonry is engraved with the name of the manufacturing unit. Presumably this is a kind of method of handing down the name of the craftsman on the masonry. The name engraved on it is the quality guarantee of the masonry, equivalent to today’s quality traceability system (if there is a quality traceability system today). You can ride a bicycle on the wall or take a battery car. In this way, you can fully experience the charm of the ancient capital of Xi’an.

If you take your visit to the Ancient Wall at dusk, the round sunset gently hangs in the air, giving the ancient wall a thin warmth. Next to the north gate is the Xi’an Railway Station bus station. Standing on the wall and looking down, you will find the traffic is crowded, people come and go, and the city wall is like another world, which is wide and bright and silent. The wall is like a silent guardian. It is silently standing here, watching sun rising and falling, spring passing and autumn coming for a long time.

The total length of the city wall is more than 13 kilometers, which can be followed in the order of the North Gate – East Gate – South Gate. Bicycles can be rented on the wall, but there is a car rental point from the north gate to the west. If you don’t want to walk, just take advantage of the opportunity to rend the bicycle.

Big Wild Goose Pagoda

At the 38th World Heritage Committee meeting in Doha, Qatar, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda being one of the “Silk Road: Chang’an-Tianshan Corridor Road Network” jointly sponsored by China, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, was successfully listed on the World Heritage List.

When you travel to the Great Ci’en Temple, in fact, is to see the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Like the Bell Tower, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is also a landmark in Xi’an. The Big Wild Goose Pagoda is one of the few existing Tang Dynasty buildings and the largest existing Tang Dynasty brick tower. From the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, you can see the shadow of the development of the tower in China: from the initial Indian stagnation style, to the localization of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and with some brick towers that block the shadows of the slopes, and then to the wooden towers that were completely Chinese.

In addition to the entrance ticket to the gate, boarding the Big Wild Goose Pagoda will also line up for security check-in and ticket purchase, and the rest will be full of respect for the Tang culture. The stairs are a bit steep, but it seems that every scene above is changing. A group of tourists climb the pagoda and feel the magic of the Chinese culture to them. They really worship from the heart, and even record the feelings and cultural knowledge in their notebooks every step of the way.

During your trip to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, it will be better for you to hire the tour guide, after listening to the introduction, you will know more about its history, and for the explanations in the pagoda, maybe because they are all learning Buddha, the articulation is very clear and logical, the speech is not bad, the listening is very comfortable. If you notice, you will find that there are inscriptions from the Ming and Qing dynasties on the walls.

The Terracotta Army Museum

Although the Terracotta Army Museum is the eighth wonder of the world, many people must not be interested in such cultural regrets. Fortunately, you will meet a very professional commentator, and even if there are crowed people, you will still feel it very worthwhile. There are spectacular people in the queue. After entering the gate from the security check, it will take about 1 kilometer to get to the terracotta warriors.

The scene of the Qin Terracotta Warriors is spectacular, but the details are more impressive, and not to mention thousands of people with different facial expressions, and clear hair, even a hidden hand struts are vivid. Chinese craftsmen spirit is not lacking in 2000 years ago, and strong visual impact and national pride are born when you are visiting the Terracotta Army Museum. After more than two thousand years has been passed, every character is still vivid.

The Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor was 1.5 kilometers away from the Terracotta Warriors. Because of the heavy weight of the mausoleum, it is said that there are more than one million tons of mercury. Once the mercury is leaked, it will cause poisonous gas pollution. With modern technology, it is impossible to excavate. However, some people believe that in addition to technical factors, the economy is also a major obstacle to excavation. The Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor is the largest tombstone that has been found. It is equivalent to removing a mountain before the actual excavation.

So far, the terracotta warriors are still digging. The terracotta warriors’ pits that you can see are the working scenes of the staff. They are excavating and repairing them at the same time. Therefore, every visit to the terracotta warriors may have differences. Maybe the next time they are unearthed or repaired some terracotta warriors. Repairing terracotta warriors is a very complicated and delicate work. Because of the long age and deep underground, many terracotta warriors have become broken pieces when they are unearthed. A professional cultural relic fixer takes 3-5 months to “restore” a terracotta warrior.

Anyway, if you are interested in Chinese history, The Terracotta Army Museum is an ideal option that should be included in your itinerary in China.