Small Wild Goose Pagoda Picture

Small Wild Goose Pagoda, surrounded by Jianfu Temple, used to be the imperial temple in Tang Dynasty…

Small Wild Goose Pagoda, surrounded by Jianfu Temple, used to be the imperial temple in Tang Dynasty. Along with the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, it was an important landmark in Xian, capital of the Tang Dynasty. Since it was smaller and built later than the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, it was named as the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. It was built in 707 during the Tang Dynasty. The temple was the place where the great translator Monk Yijing of the Tang Dynasty translated Buddhist scriptures. Small Wild Goose Pagoda is a multi-eave, square, brick structure of fifteen storeys. Originally it was 46 meters high, but now it is 43.3 meters high due to the collapse of earthen layers. It has a square pedestal and a huge first storey that measures 11.38 meters long each. The shape and structure of the pagoda are typical of early multi-eave pagodas and influenced many brick and stone runty-eave pagodas built later in other parts of the country…

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