Xian – Dacien Temple, Dayan Tower & Grand Tang Mall

Xian (also known as Sian) is a large city and capital of Shaanxi Province in central China.


Xuanzang was a Chinese Buddhist monk, scholar, traveller, and translator who travelled to India in the seventh century and described the interaction between Chinese Buddhism and Indian Buddhism during the early Tang dynasty.

Dacien Temple

Dacien Temple is a Buddhist temple located in Yanta District, Xian. It is notable for the Dayan Tower.

The Dacien temple under the Dayan Tower is one of the scripture translation centers in Chang’an (ancient capital) of the Tang Dynasty, and it is also the place where Xuanzang promoted Buddhism.

Dayan Tower

Dayan Tower (Giant Wild Goose Pagoda or Big Wild Goose Pagoda), is a Buddhist pagoda. It was built in 652 during the Tang dynasty. The pagoda was originally built by an accomplished monk Xuanzang.

Grand Tang Mall

On the opposite side of the north square of the Dayan Tower is the Grand Tang Mall. It’s a 2km long commercial street with various art galleries, theaters and open-air performances.

Video Source: 夢迴大唐遊西安day2~登大雁塔,探大唐不夜城 from HAMFAI YANG on Youtube ⁄ CC BY

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