Kleine Wildganspagode - Small Wild Goose Pagoda

Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xi’an 2016

The Small Wild Goose Pagoda is a Pagoda in Xi’an. It was commissioned by Empress Wu Zetian in memory of her deceased imperial husband in 684, together with a temple complex.

The construction of the ‘Temple of Saved Happiness’ began 100 days after the death of Emperor Gaozong. The Small Wild Goose Pagoda was created in the years 707 to 709. Originally it had 15 floors altogether, however, lost by several earthquakes its two upper floors. With the remaining 13 levels, it now reaches a height of about 43 meters.

 

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