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Xi'an: Home to 6 UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites

Updated: 2023-05-17 10:00 ( chinadaily.com.cn )
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Small Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi'an [Photo/Xinhua]

5. Small Wild Goose Pagoda

The Small Wild Goose Pagoda is located on the central axis of the Jianfu Temple in southern Xi'an. It was one of the two famous and important Buddhist pagodas erected in the Tang Dynasty about 1300 years ago. Jianfu Temple was first built in 684 AD in honor of the second emperor of the Tang Dynasty, Emperor Lizhi (named Gaozong on his accession), on the hundredth day after his death.

It is a typical example of the early Chinese square dense eaves brick pagoda, a landmark building where Buddhism was introduced to the Central Plains and was integrated into Han culture.

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