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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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  • Unknowingly, we visited on the 15th of Lunar Calendar. The place was crowded with worshippers and volunteers. We walked around the many halls and was rather in awe. The temple was giving out free vege...  more »
  • I visited this monastery surrounded by an infinity of colours. Autumn gave a touch of yellow and orange to everything pretty much. Admission is free and wander inside this big garden with a sense of peace. I loved the monastery, there was also a small pagoda. Recommend a visit, because the atmosphere is positive and upbeat!
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  • At one station near tourism and thoughts, you mean first and foremost "monju" was. Very quiet tourist Temple, and also of local people to visit. There is just too much remained in the impression.
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