Located in southern Xi’an, the Wild Goose Pagoda was built in 652 A.D. One of the pagoda’s many functions was to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddha that were brought to China from India by the Buddhist translator and traveler Xuanzang. While there are many pagodas in China, this one seemed different to me. I could tell that much care had been taken to preserve the artifacts brought here so many centuries ago. This habit of preserving their history and heritage is one of the reasons that China is such a fascinating country. proud owner of the longest running culture in the world, the Chinese are proud of their past and more than willing to share the story of China with others.
*These pictures were scanned from film originals, so the quality is less than ideal.