Big Goose Pagoda in Xian


Big Goose Pagoda is one of the oldest structures in China.

Originally Big Goose Pagoda consisted of a brick structure of five storeys and was about 60 meters high. Between AD 701 and AD 704 during the reign of the Empress Wu Zetian five more storeys were added to the pagoda making ten in all.

Unfortunately Big Goose Pagoda was damaged during World War II and reduced to seven storeys, which is as it remains today.

 
 
 
 
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