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Wenshu Yuan Monastery, Chengdu

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 600+ 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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  • This is on the list of must dos in Chengdu - well laid out but suggest you take guide to explain everything - nearby shopping and good street with typical souvenirs, coffee and tea shops and some tour...  read more »
  • Beautiful temple, and also grounds around to walk and reflect peacefully. Can not miss! It's also free, which is great as well, but we were sure to check out the vegetarian buffet that is attached to ...  read more »
  • The street outside is very manic but it's a real Chinese cultural experience. The monastery is worth seeing, it's free to get in and gives you an insight into the Buddhist religion here in China. 
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