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Wenshu Monastery

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Introduction to Wenshu Monastery

Wenshu Monastery is the most famous and best preserved Buddhist temple in Chengdu. It is the home of the Buddhist Association of Sichuan Province and Chengdu City. As a major tourist attraction in Chengdu, Wenshu Monastery attract numerous tourists for its spectacular architectures and interesting historical relics.

Wenshu Monastery is located in Qingyang District at north Chengdu. Firstly built in the Southern Dynasty (420 - 589), Wenshu Monastery was once called Xinxiang Monastery. The current buildings of the monastery was reconstructed during the Qing Dynasty by a Buddhist monk. Covering an area of 60,000 square meters, Wenshu Monastery is consisted of the main buildings of Tianwang Hall, Sandashi Hall, Daxiong Baodian, Shuofa Hall and Cangjing Tower. 

As a monastery with a long history, Wenshu Monastery has collected many valuable historical relics. There are over 500 pieces of paintings and calligraphy by celebrities have been stored at the monastery since the Tang and Song dynasties. Also there are many famous handwriting exhibits, paintings, and artwork restored in the Sutra-Preservation Pavilion. What’s more, Wenshu Monastery houses more than 300 Buddha statues which are made of carious materials like iron, bronze, stone, wood and jade. 

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No.66 Wenshuyuan Street, Qingyang District, Chengdu

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Main Sights

Tianwang Hall, Sandashi Hall, Daxiong Baodian, Shuofa Hall and Cangjing Tower. 

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Travel Information

Admission: Free

Opening Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

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1. Take buses 16, 55 or 98 getting off at Wen Shu Yuan Station.

2. Take Subway Line 1 getting off at Wen Shu Yuan Station.

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Travel Tips 

1. Try to avoid visiting Wenshu Monastery during Golden Week and summer holidays where the crowds and number of visitors will be substantially higher than usual.

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