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Du Fu Cottage, Chengdu

(3.7/5 based on 600+ 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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  • Well maintained garden. You may have some fresh air if you don't run into those smokers. Good place for foreign visitors with enough information about the place and display.  more »
  • The cottage and the parks around are worth a visit. Quite, despite being in the middle of the city. Nice views, and when we were there, not too many people. Bring the kids.  more »
  • This place is close by other interesting sites. It includes interactive exhibits with scenic green space and crafty shops. You gain perspective of a respectable poet from 700sAD and poor living condit...  more »