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Wenshu Yuan Monastery, Chengdu

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#4 of 18 in Historic Sites in Chengdu
Considered as the city's best-preserved temple, Wenshu Yuan Monastery displays cultural relics and works of art which tell the province's history of Buddhism. The foundation of the temple dates back to the reign of the Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE), but the site became a full-fledged monastery after a proficient monk Cidu came here in 1681 to live his ascetic life. Inspect over 500 pieces of calligraphy and paintings created by famous Chinese artists. See the jade Buddha statue, among another 300 examples, which was brought from Burma to the temple by a single monk in 1922. Explore the monastery's garden and halls, and afterward head to the teahouse to sample local herbal beverages and listen to traditional folk music. For Wenshu Yuan Monastery and beyond, use our Chengdu day trip planning tool to get the most from your Chengdu vacation.
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  • We spent a couple of hours here and really loved this place. It was a highlight in Chengdu. Wenshu Monastery is home to about 80 monks and you can see them I the grounds as you walk around. It’s a hug...  more »
  • Old buildings, lots of locals, unfortunately our guide did not tell us too much about this place so we found it quite boring.  more »
  • Was the Temple of local tourist destinations rather than. Quick look inside buildings is prohibited, do not know how to visit Chinese-style was done. So we set one tiny next to the monju recommend there is!
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  • Nicely done landscape design. Great for a walk. U can see kids playing arounds, people walk their pets, jogging, dancing and singing. This place is beautiful and pack with many sellers who sell historical item and antics.
  • Beautiful place, you can eat lunchcand drink tea as well!
  • Very peaceful and beautiful Buddhist monastery and temple. Has a garden, a tea house, and a fantastic vegetarian buffet from 11:00 to 2:00.
  • Nice place in the city. Active Buddhist temple, garden and tea house. Many places around for eating and shopping souvenirs.
  • An active Buddhist temple with school and library. Nice quiet place to walk around a bit. If you are a believer, then do visit.
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