Little Goose Pagoda

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Opening hours
8.30am-7pm, closed Tue
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The Little Goose Pagoda is in the pleasant grounds of Jianfu Temple. The top of the pagoda was shaken off by an earthquake in the middle of the 16th century, but the rest of the 43m-high structure is intact.

Jianfu Temple was originally built in AD 684 to bless the afterlife of the late Emperor Gaozong. The pagoda, a rather delicate building of 15 progressively smaller tiers, was built from AD 707-709 and housed Buddhist scriptures brought back from India by the pilgrim Yi Jing.

You can mount the pagoda for a worthy panorama of Xī'ān.

Bus 610 runs here from the Bell Tower; from the South Gate take bus 203.