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Wenshu Yuan Monastery, Chengdu

4.4
#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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  • Thére are lots of places which are more interesting to see . The gardens are not very nice . Lots of people but no explanations to read and the brochures were in Chinese .  more »
  • This is a must visit for anyone looking to have a terrific Sichuan hotpot or just a fantastic food buffet. It never disappoints. Being a Buddhist place, all of the food is vegan, and all of the food.....  more »
  • Monks and nuns were studying, and later doing a ceremony with lots of singing. The gardens and buildings are beautiful. Definitely a highlight.  more »
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  • One of the nicest part to stay in Chengdu. Still within vicinity of Chengdu city centre, connected with buses and metro subway Station. Hotels are definitely cheaper than city centre. This area you'll get the mix of old and new part of Chengdu.
  • The Buddhist vegetarian food served here is amazing. Had a couple of mock meat items that I couldn't differentiate from meat. Overall amazing.
  • I love this place, there's a few places that you are not allow to tale pictures, you cam buy a red candle for 15 yen and make a wish
  • Excellent. Wenshu Monastery is also known as Manjushri Monastery. Can be reached via taxi from city center. It is well preserved Buddhist temple in Chengdu. Home of the Buddhist Association of Sichuan Province and Chengdu City. Nice to see garden and prayer halls.
  • Nice old temple buildings. Old streets surrounding.
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