Xi’an Big Wild Goose Pagoda Travel Guide

It is a historical value to come to Xi’an to have a visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The Confucian classics took back by Xuanzang were collected in the Big Wild Goose Pagoda in the same year, but the scriptures of the year were written on a kind of leaf. Now only nine pieces are kept, which has the national treasure level. It is recommended not to go to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda during the peak season, and there are very few people in the off-season, which it is better to have a visit there. The Big Wild Goose Pagoda in the sunset is still beautiful and fantastic, showing the style of the Tang Dynasty. There is Asia’s largest musical fountain. It is recommended to have a walk there at night, the fountain at the bottom features vivid color, and it is bright and beautiful.

The Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the surrounding landscape are very harmonious, giving a sense of solemnity and tranquility, and even a feeling of returning to the Tang Dynasty, and you will feel like traveling through time and space. The tower is super stuffy inside, but there is a fan on each floor. The upper you climb, the smaller area it is, and it is the Xi’an landmark building. It is good to view it. You should take a tour there with the understanding of history, as it is not interesting to look at the tower itself.

Big Wild Goose Pagoda is very famous! Therefore, there are many people having tour there. The area there is relatively large. It takes about 1.5 hours to finish your visit in the Pagoda. There are temples and monks in the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Everyone is very religious, the incense is very prosperous, the environment and architecture are very beautiful, and there is a bamboo forest, which makes the whole temple look very good, and quiet. When the sun is very good, you will feel very comfortable. The quiet environment of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda makes people all relaxed.

Shaanxi History Museum

The exhibition halls of the Shaanxi History Museum are free to visit, but it only releases 6,000 tickets a day, with 3,000 in the morning and 3,000 in the afternoon. In order to avoid the trouble of queues on the spot or the inability to buy tickets, you can buy the tickets of the Treasure Hall + Exhibition Hall + explanations online in advance. The fare is expensive, but you don’t have to wait in line. The tour guide will take you directly from the side entrance.

There are really many people in the Shaanxi History Museum, and you can only follow the guide to grab the position. The treasures of the Hejiacun Treasure Hall are all from the Tang Dynasty, and each one is very delicate.

From the beginning of the Stone Age, the exhibition hall has gone through the Qin, Han, and Tang Dynasty. Each dynasty has its own characteristics, but no matter which dynasty it is, every treasure that can be called a national treasure that is extremely skillful and flexible in using modern physics means, and coupled with outstanding artistry, to make the treasure very practical and appreciable.

When you are visiting the Treasure Hall, you must get the explanation, or you can’t figure out the essence of five thousand years.

The cost for the explanation:

1. Manual explanation: 100 yuan for basic Chinese explanation, 150 yuan for English or Japanese explanation; 50 yuan for Chinese explanation of special exhibition in Datang, and 100 yuan for English or Japanese explanation of special exhibition in Datang; 50 yuan for Chinese explanation of the Tang Dynasty murals hall. A commentator can lead up to 10 visitors.

2. Automatic audio guide: There are Chinese, English, French, Japanese, and Korean language explanations; and it has a Chinese student version, which is convenient for children to listen to. Fees: The deposit is 100 yuan, the basic display hall rent is 30 yuan/set, and the basic display hall and special exhibition in Datang are 30 yuan/set. The disadvantage is that the response speed is fast, and there are inaudible phenomena when people are noisy.

Ancient City Wall

The whole City Wall is very shocking, it is hard to think about how the ancients built such a magnificent wall, and it is hard to believe how the ancient wall that have been going through hundreds of years is so intact. The best way to play the ancient city wall is to circle the city wall. There are three ways of walking around the city wall: accumulator car, bicycle and walking. The most cost-effective is walking, but it is the most tired way, and the accumulator car is the most relaxed way, but it is very expensive; and the most cost-effective and also the most enjoyable way, must be taking the bicycle around the city. There are bicycle rental services in the four gates of East, South, West and North. After the end of the ride, you can return the bicycle at any of the above gates (the scenic spot regulations will be changed, and you are advised to consult when you rent). At the same time, these four gates also provide sightseeing car surround service, you can take a sightseeing electric car, circle around the city wall, the whole journey is about 50 minutes. At every point you can change the sightseeing electric car, many tourists who can’t insist on riding the full journey will return the bicycle in the middle, but it should be noted that after 18:00 pm, you can only go to the South Gate to return the bicycle.

There are many pavilions and viewing platforms on the road, which are antique and full of charm. Most of the buildings on the city wall are not open to tourists. You can only look outside and feel it. The ancient city wall road is so wide that standing on it can feel the bustling scene inside and outside the city wall during the Tang Dynasty period and the scene of the soldiers guarding!

The city wall is too suitable for all kinds of concave shapes. Tip: Not every city gate has an exit, so you have to go forward or have to go backwards.

Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Daci’en Temple and Big Wild Goose Pagoda are favorite spots for your trip to Xi’an. It is close to the Shaanxi History Museum. It is recommended to visit them during the same day. The transportation is convenient. You can check the bus line on the Gaode map. Big Wild Goose Pagoda is in the temple, and you must first buy tickets for the temple, after entering, you can choose to hire a commentator according to your needs, which costs 50 yuan. If you visit there by yourself slowly, you will explore a lot, and you may especially like the stories about the Sakyamuni and Xuan Zang Masters.

You can see the Big Wild Goose Pagoda soon, you need 30 yuan to buy a ticket to the pagoda. 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 to build the pagoda for the storing and translating the scriptures. In the ages, the pagoda is not able to see how many years it looked like before, and when you reach the top, you can view the scenery of the whole city. Of course, there are a lot of people too. After you go out of the pagoda you can sit under the pagoda. When the wind blows, you can hear the sound of the bell on the pagoda. It is very nice. In short, calm down here and slow down.

Through the copper-cut murals in the two halls, you will learn about the history of Tang Monk, and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is also named after Tang Monk’s gratitude for the help of the wild geese in the desert.

It is recommended to buy a ticket to climb the tower, as there is a total of seven floors, and each floor has four small windows, standing in the north-south direction of the top floor, you can clearly see the urban pattern of the ancient Chang’an City square. Of course, it is better if you can catch a good weather.

The Terracotta Army Museum

The Terracotta Army Museum is divided into three pits. After going inside, keep in mind that don’t take photos with the terracotta warriors, the tour guide will tell you that after all it is a funerary, and it is a bit suffocating.

The Terracotta Warriors developed today are only three over ten thousand of that very year.

The first pit is the largest of the three pits. The tour guide will also tell you that the terracotta warriors here are all single eyelids. It is said that Qin Shihuang thought that the people with double eyelids are more serious. If you want to be a high official, you can’t be double eyelids. But Qin Shihuang himself is a person with double eyelids.

The head and body of each terracotta warrior are separated, and the high collar is used to cover the gap between the joints.

All the terracotta warriors are higher than the actual height of the Qin Dynasty soldiers. The people in the Qin Dynasty are generally around 160-170CM high, while the terracotta warriors are generally above 172cm. The reason is that Qin Shihuang wanted to create a feeling of grandeur.

There is no large-scale excavation in the No. 2 pit, and it is also a soil slope. There is a cabinet in the back showing the typical terracotta figures. The wrinkles of the collar, the elaboration of the beard and the eyebrows, all show the fineness of the sculptor. The hair is particularly clear, the contours of the ears, the eyes are engraved, the lines of the nails and the palms are all there, the waistband of the hemp rope, and the print of the soles, also are showing the meticulousness and difficulty of the carving.

The third pit is the command post, and the right is the place where divination is. You can find some tassels for divination and the place where the ancient prayer war was won.

Tickets: 150 Yuan/person for terracotta warriors, and people under 16 years old or above 70 years old is free of charge.