Xian in China's Shaanxi Province is famous for its terracotta warriors, but it has many more things to offer as well. Two of Xian's many ancient sites, are the two wild goose pagodas, the Big and Small Wild Goose Pagodas respectively.
The Big Wild Goose Pagoda, built in 648AD, is set in the middle of a large temple complex. The pagoda has seven floors and visitors are allowed to climb it. The Big Wild Goose Pagoda was built to house the Buddhist sutras brought to China from India by the monk Xuan Zhang.
The temple has many beautiful gardens, and stunning buildings. The buildings in the temple complex are built in the style of the Tang Dynasty.
The day we went to visit the temple, it was extremeley hot, and sunny, but it did little to distract us from the beauty of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda Temple. It was a really neat place, and fortunantely it had many trees, so there was an abundance of shade. Being one of Xian's hottest sites, the temple was quite crowded.