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Du Fu Cottage, Chengdu

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Dedicated to the famous Chinese poet who lived during the Tang Dynasty, Du Fu Cottage offers visitors the opportunity to explore a 1,000-year-old home where more than 240 literary works of art were created. Poet Du Fu lived in this thatched cottage during 760 CE while fleeing from a rebellion, and during his four-year stay he composed poems that China counts as national treasures. Today the site represents a shrine to literature designed in the form of a traditional garden where chrysanthemums and orchids grow. Explore the elegant and peaceful compound and learn about the life of one of China's most prolific and memorable artists. Before you head to Chengdu, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Chengdu travel itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Chengdu has to offer, including Du Fu Cottage.
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  • This is the site of Du Fu's residence for 4 years. Of course it has been rebuilt several times. Du Fu was a famous Chinese poet. Many other Chinese poets are also celebrated here. The cottage is beaut...  more »
  • You have to pay 60 rmb to get in, but it's totally worth it. The place itself is like a big part with lots of ponds and small pagodas and then Du Fu (famous sage poet) thatch house. I went in January ...  more »
  • This is a little further out of the other attractions but you can get a bus direct number 82. Spend about 2-3 hours walking the gardens, galleries, shops and pagoda areas. The original cottage is love...  more »