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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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  • 老板推荐我们去的 很惊讶这样好的地方不收门票 不过或许因为不收门票人特别多 也很杂 少了一份寺院的安静 不过还是很赞的文殊院。 旁边又一个香园,很日式,不对朋友说是唐的风格很适合妹子拍照而且价格也不贵 。很推荐 
  • This area is pleasant enough but really it seems to cater more for devotees or followers of the faith. Not so much of a tourist attraction for outsiders. Apart from the usual pavilions they cater quit...  more »
  • Visited the wenshu yuan monastery while visiting Chengdu on business in January. It was very interesting and a good place to visit. Some people worshipped the Buddha and plenty of orange clad monks wa...  more »