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Small Wild Goose Pagoda

The Da Jianfu Temple located in the Chinese city of Xi’an houses the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, one of two significant pagodas in the city. Built during the Tang Dynasty, the pagoda was damaged by an earthquake, but stands today at fifteen storeys, at approximately 43 metres.

The pagoda consists of a square pedestal and a brick frame, which surrounds its hollow interior. On the north and the south sides of its first storey are frames made of black stone. The lintel contains delicately carved images of arhats, presenting excellent workmanship that reflects the Tang Dynasty’s style of art. Each of the fifteen pent roofs of the pagoda is very low containing windows only on the north and south sides to let the air and light in. The shape of chevrons is applied in the design of the eaves.

A gradual tapering starting from the bottom is visible in the exterior, giving the pagoda a curved smooth interior. A winding flight of wooden steps and wooden flooring are seen in the tubular interior of the pagoda. The pagoda’s shape is typical of early multi-eve pagodas and has influenced many stone and brick multi-eve pagodas built later in several parts of China.

The pagoda receives a large number of visits from travellers to Xian Apartment accommodation at Citadines Central Xi'an is bound leave a lasting impression on its guests. Located amid a myriad of the city’s attractions, the serviced residence is ideal for business travel and vacation.