On our last afternoon in Xi’an we visited The Giant Wild Goose Pagoda built for over 1,300 years. It is now the earliest attic-styled square brick tower in Tang dynasty with the largest scale in China. Moreover, this pagoda enjoys rich Buddhist culture, profound history of famous figures, splendid architectural art, and so it is regarded as the gem of Chinese ancient architectural history and a sacred Buddhist land.

Nearby, we were able to participate in a mini Calligraphy class and we learnt all about the art of Chinese Calligraphy, the tools and the seals. We even got to do a spot of Christmas shopping for all of our family *hint* *hint*.