Big Wild Goose Pagoda is located in the southern Cixi Temple in the city. Dacien Temple is the most magnificent royal temple in Chang’an City in the Tang Dynasty. It was built in the Taizong Period of the Tang Dynasty. It was built by the Prince Li Zhi in order to remember his mother, and was hosted by Xuan Zang as the “first presiding”. During the period, the Master supervised the construction of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
Master Xuan Zang translated the Buddhist scriptures and carried forward the Dharma in the Da Ci’en Temple for 11 years, and created the Buddhist “Xiang Wei Shi Zong”, which made the Da Ci En Temple become the ancestral court of the Wei Shi Zong (also known as “Fa Xiang Zong”). During the period, in order to worship the images and relics that were returned from India, the Master personally built the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
Today’s Dacien Temple was built on the basis of the “West Tower” of the original temple in the Ming Dynasty. The existing temples are mostly Qing Dynasty architecture. The main building on the central axis of the temple is the Daxiong Hall, the Fatang, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and the Xuanzang Three Collection Hall. Among them, the top bones of the Buddha and the Xuan Zang Masters, which were enshrined in the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Xuanzang Three-Collection Hall, are the treasures of the Dacien Temple.
East of the central axis of the temple is the pagoda garden, in which there are nine stupas, dedicated to the nine monks since the Qing dynasty.
There are squares in the north and south of the temple. It is also surrounded by scenic spots such as Shaanxi museum and Tang Paradise.
If you want to go to the north square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda at night to see the night view of music fountain, you’d better arrive in advance, or you may not be able to get into the crowd, and you can only watch from afar. The peak season of the scenic spot will be adjusted every year. The exact time can be consulted by telephone at that time.