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Wenshu Yuan Monastery, Chengdu

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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. Plan to see Wenshu Yuan Monastery and other attractions that appeal to you using our Chengdu vacation trip planner.
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  • You can wander in the Monastery but can't take pictures of the Buddhas. The atmosphere is calm and quiet, some people are praying. There is a little garden and the monastery is very colorful and decor...  more »
  • A natural garden setting that presents temples Chinese religious or historical figures, and many impressive strucutures  more »
  • I visited the Monastery yesterday and it was lovely to see the different groups doing Tai Chi in the gardens, the monks strolling around and to see a Buddhist service and hear the monks and others sin...  more »