China is home to a great number of magnificent and world-renowned sights. This tour incorporates them all – cruise along the mighty Yangtze and languid Li Rivers, visit the adorable pandas and admire the astonishing Great Wall and Terracotta Army.
The quintessential experience, this introductory tour offers a glimpse of China’s glorious past, fascinating present and bright future with visits to the exceptional and contrasting cities of Xian, Beijing and Shanghai.
From international Shanghai and the pandas of Chengdu to the imperial highlights of Beijing and all the dramatic landscapes in between, relish the historical, cultural and natural delights of China on this comprehensive trip.
You can climb up inside the pagoda – the views from the top are lovely.
It is believed the Little Wild Goose Pagoda has survived over 70 earthquakes!
The pagoda was built in the year 707.
As the pagoda of the Jianfu Temple, the Little Wild Goose Pagoda was once used to store texts and figurines that figurines brought from India.
The original pagoda was 15 stories high, but the earthquake of 1556 damaged the top two, taking the height from 45 metres to 43.
The pagoda is ‘earthquake-proofed’ by a round base of packed earth, which allows the force of the earthquake to be evenly distributed around the pagoda.
In the pagoda gardens there is a bent and twisted tree that is 1,300 years old.
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