Little Goose Pagoda

Buddhist Pagoda in Xi'an

Little Goose Pagoda is in the pleasant grounds of Jiànfú Temple. Its top was shaken off by an earthquake in the middle of the 16th century, but the rest of the 43m-high structure is intact.

Jiànfú Temple was 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.

Admission to the grounds is free but climbing up the pagoda requires a ¥30 ticket.