Dayan Pagoda

Dayan Pagoda is located in the Dacien Temple of Jinchangfang (now Xi'an, Shaanxi Province) in Chang'an City, also known as the "Cien Temple Tower". In the third year of Tang Yonghui (652), Xuanzang hosted the construction of Dayan Pagoda for the preservation of the Buddha statues brought back to Chang'an by the Silk Road. The first five floors were added to the nine floors, and then the number of layers and heights were counted. The change was finally fixed to the seven-story tower that I saw today, with a height of 64.517 meters and a base length of 25.5 meters.

Dayan Pagoda is the earliest and largest Tang Dynasty square brick tower. It is a typical form of the ancient Indian Buddhist temple, which was introduced into the Central Plains with Buddhism and integrated into the Chinese culture. It is a combination of ancient Chinese working people. The iconic building of wisdom.

On March 4, 1961, the State Council announced that Dayan Pagoda was the first batch of national key cultural relics protection units. On June 22, 2014, at the 38th World Heritage Committee meeting in Doha, Qatar, Dayan Pagoda was the “Silk Road: Changan-Tianshan Corridor” as a joint application of China, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. A site in the Road Network was successfully included in the World Heritage List.

Dayan Pagoda is a square-shaped pavilion tower with brick-like wood structure. It consists of three parts: tower base, tower body and tower brake. The whole tower is 64.7 meters high, the tower base is 4.2 meters high, the north and south length is about 48.7 meters, and the east and west length is about 45.7 meters. The bottom of the tower body is 25.5 meters long and has a square cone shape; the tower brake height is 4.87 meters. There are 9 in the 1st and 2nd floors, 7 in the 3rd and 4th floors, and 5 in the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th floors, each with four sides.

Address: Daci'en Temple, Yanta District, Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province
Opening hours: 09:00~17:00 (daily)
Tickets: Dayan Pagoda 25 yuan / person, off-season 20 yuan / person
Transportation: Bus 5, 21, 22, 23, 27, 30, 41, 224, 320, 401, 500, 501, 527, 601, 606, 609, 715, etc.

Dayan Pagoda North Square:
Dayan Pagoda North Square starts from the southern end of Yanta Road in the north, connects to the north outer wall of Dacien Temple in the south, east to the East Square Road, west to the West Square Road, 218 meters wide from east to west, 364 meters long from north to south, covering an area of ​​more than 100 acres. About 110,000 square meters. The entire square consists of water fountains, cultural squares, garden landscapes, cultural corridors and tourist trade facilities. The Dayan Pagoda is the center axis. The central is the main waterway. The left and right sides are divided into "Tang poetry garden area" and " Landscapes such as the Fahuan Flower Area and the “Medical Forest Tree Area”, the south end of the square is equipped with “waterscape waterfall”, “thematic waterscape” and “viewing platform”. 

The new record created by Dayan Pagoda North Square: Asia's largest fountain square and the largest waterscape plaza with a water surface area of ​​20,000 square meters; it is the largest square of Asian sculptures, with two hundred-meter-long group sculptures in the square, 8 Large group of sculptures, 40 reliefs of landscapes; the world's most luxurious green contactless toilets, the cleanest, the world's largest bench, the world's longest light belt, the world's first direct water, the largest audio Combine multiple records.

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