Big Goose Pagoda, Xian, China


"The Tang emperor, Gaozong, supported Hieun Tsang's enterprise. He even built a pagoda -- now called the Big Goose Pagoda -- to house his translations, many still in use and displayed in a small museum on site. Outside the entrance stands an elegant modern statue of the man. It is said that the emperor canceled all audiences for three days when he heard of Hieun Tsang's death." (read more)

Hieun Tsang (1, 2)

Big Goose Pagoda (1, 2)

Passage up the pagoda

Fountain show

Climbing up

Big Goose pagoda complex

Fine sculpture



View from above (more)


Buddha's footprint?


Fountain show


Local boy


Complex building (more)


Rooftops


Loaded Buddha!


Hieun Tsang in India


On-site museum (more)


Wall carving


Sutras from India


Buddhist sutras (more)


Wall carving (1, 2, 3)


Big Goose Pagoda


Hieun Tsang


Hieun Tsang


Buddha statue (1, 2)

 



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