While exploring Xian on our China Odyssey we visited the Wild Goose Pagoda where there was a great water and lights show on that evening. The Giant Wild Goose Pagoda is a Buddhist pagoda located in southern Xi’an, built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty. We were lucky enough to arrive at just the right time to get ourselves good standing places to watch this show. There were the usual large crowds all around the very large arena, everybody pushing and shoving to get to a good vantage point. This is the largest such water show in Asia, so understandably it was a tourist hot spot.
Water jets are synchronized with loud music and it was very impressive.
There were a number of excitable guards keeping people off the parapet wall and behind the ropes surrounding the water pond. They were whistle crazy and ended up blowing their whistles at me and mom a couple of times as we tried to get a better view of the show. The beautiful Goose Pagoda looked spectacular, lit with coloured lights and set as the background to the water and lights show.