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Du Fu Cottage, Chengdu
(3.6/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Didn't expect too much originally. Du Fu only stayed in Chengdu for 4 years so didn't know why his old house will become an attraction. But the garden maintains and designs very well. The bamboos in t...  more »
  • Interesting place to visit and beautiful grounds. Lots of hidden gems and history in this place. Would recommend researching some of its history prior to your visit as limited English translations. Wo...  more »
  • One of the must visit sites in Chengdu, Du Fu's Cottage commemorates one of the most famous poets in the Tang Dynasty. The house is big with well kept gardens and is a good place to spend a couple of ...  more »