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Garden at Small Wild Goose Pagoda 小雁塔

Small Wild Goose Pagoda

Imagine hundreds of monks living and studying in the monastery. The land would have been partially devoted to fields of vegetables and grain to support the community. Although temples received donations and patronage from the nobility, they were partially self-supporting. In the hinterland, this was a necessity, within the city, less so. Bamboo has been used as natural fencing for thousands of years

Garden at Small Wild Goose Pagoda 小雁塔

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