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Wenshu Yuan Monastery, Chengdu
(4.3/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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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  • My husband and I stayed at a hotel near the monastery and had read that he was in the top 5 of monasteries budisras from China, to be there we saw that it is considered to be the monastery 1st of Buddhism in China. Architecture that have buildings, that is, old libraries that exist are unbelievable. There are buildings that one thinks that they are made of film. It's great having at least 1 hour or hour and half to enjoy the monastery and rust all walk by the beautiful garden there is. Another night we went to dinner at the vegetarian restaurant of the monks, it is a spectacular and very rich meal! The monastery close them at 5 pm, however the garden, House of tea, shop, restaurant and others is open until later.
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  • Since it is part of the tour, so we went there. It is OK, nothing exciting, since we have been to so many monasteries and temples and pagodas, we have seen it all. 
  • This offers a great Chinese experience, with an excellent guide who explained the history and heritage of the monastery. You should add this to your agenda in Chengdu ... plus try the street snacks ri...  more »