Small Wild Goose Pagoda

Small Wild Goose Pagoda

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Small Wild Goose Pagoda

Introduction: IntroductionStanding o­n the Jianfu Temple near the east part of the South Friendship Road..

Tickets:Small Wild Goose Pagoda Fee and Opening HoursAsmission: 50rmb, 25rmb for the students and the ..

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Small Wild Goose Pagoda Introduction

Standing o­n the Jianfu Temple near the east part of the South Friendship Road and is 3km away from the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Because the pagoda is lower than the Big Wild Goose, it is called Small Wild Goose. The pagoda had 15 stories before 1556, but the extant is merely 13 stories because its top was destroyed in an earthquake in that year. The foursquare pagoda is 43.3metres high now and each sideline of its base is about11.38meteres. The eaves are jutting out o­n each story. There are arched doors o­n both the south and the north sides in each story. o­n the lintels and the doorcases of the first floor, the vines, grass, flowers and the immortal pictures can be seen carving. There are wood stairs reach to the top of the pagoda, as you stand at there, a beautiful panorama will spread out before you.
In the Jianfu Temple, there is a big ancient iron bell made in 1192, it weighs more than 10,000kg. Every morning, the bell was rung in a definite time and its tolls were so loud and resonant that they could be heard from tens of miles. The Small Wild Goose Pagoda and the Morning Tolls in the temple have become o­ne of the Eight Attractions in the central Shaanxi plain. In recent years, the Shaanxi Folk Custom Museum in the Jianfu Temple has been opened to the public to exhibit the old Shaanxi conditions and customs.
The best time to be here is any season, except the cold winter.

Small Wild Goose Pagoda Features

Unlike the grand Big Wild Goose Pagoda, it is dainty and exquisite in its appearance. It is an important cultural relic and o­ne of the remaining symbols of ancient Chang'an (the name of Xian in the Tang Dynasty).
This multi-eave brick pagoda is thirteen stories tall, reaching 43.38 meters (142 feet). It is square o­n plane and rises skyward in an elegant spindle shape. Above the ground floor, the height of each storey diminishes, rendering a graceful curve to the contour. Multi-eaves are made by overlapping bricks which curve inward, a characteristic of the Tang Dynasty construction. The ground floor has arched doors facing north and south; the other floors have arched windows instead. The fine drawings o­n the doors reflect the artistic style prevailing in the Tang Dynasty. Inside, a narrow wooden stairway winds its way to the top of the pagoda.
The construction of the pagoda is a wonder. Because Xian is located in an area where earthquakes sometimes occur, the pagoda base is made from packed earth in the shape of a hemisphere. In case of an earthquake, the pressure can be evenly divided, thus the pagoda has remained standing after over seventy earthquakes. After so many earthquakes, o­nly the pinnacle and the two upper floors (the original pagoda had fifteen stories) have been damaged. Remarkably, cracks in the pagoda which occurred during earthquakes have been closed by quakes that came later.
A giant iron bell 3.5 meters (11.4 feet) in height and about 10 tons in weight resides in the Jianfu Temple. It makes a magnificent clear sound that can be heard more than three miles away. The elegant pagoda along with the bell is known as 'The Morning Bell Chimes of the Pagoda' and is considered o­ne of the eight major cultural sites in the province.
The ancient Small Wild Goose Pagoda and the newly-built museum echo each other; and the sonorous bell chimes response to the melodious Chang'an ancient music played here. The Small Wild Goose Pagoda Scenic Area, with its brand-new appearance, welcomes tourists from both home and abroad.

Small Wild Goose Pagoda Tickets

Small Wild Goose Pagoda Fee and Opening Hours
Asmission: 50rmb, 25rmb for the students and the children.Include: Xi’an museum, the scene in Small Wild Goose Pagoda, and enter into it. With yearly tickets for 2008 Shaanxi travelling, you can visit here at any time,except the short vocation of “1st,May”and“1st,Oct” (Expiry Day is 30th,Mar,2009)
Opening Hours: 9:00-17:00

Small Wild Goose Pagoda Transporation

Take bus 18、21、29、32、40、46、203、204、218、224、407、410、508、521、700、707、713、720、or travel bus NO.7、8(610)to "Small Wild Goose Pagoda" stop 

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