Big Wild Goose Pagoda, (Dayan Ta), Xian

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RIBApix ref no RIBA40180
Artist/PhotographerKamen, Ruth
CountryChina
CityXian
Subject Date0704
Image Date2008
ViewExterior
StyleChinese
MediumDigital image
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Ruth Kamen / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This Buddhist pagoda replaced an earlier one constructed of rammed earth, and five new storeys were added by 704. The structure was heavily damaged by a massive earthquake in 1556 which reduced it by three storeys to its current height of seven. It was extensively repaired during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and renovated in 1964.

Subject tags

pagodas, monasteries & convents