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A Quiet Buddha Land in Chengdu

 2012-01-05    Rosann    Sights    Chengdu    734  

Wenshu Temple is located at No. 15 Wenshu Street, Chengu, Sichuan Province. It is the home of the Buddhist Association of Sichuan Province and Chengdu City.

Initially built in the Tang Dynasty, Wenshu Temple was once called Xinxiang Temple. In 1681, during the reign of Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty, Cidu, an accomplished Buddhist monk, came to the monastery. He built a simple hut between two trees and for several years lived an ascetic life there. Legend has it when Cidu was being cremated; the statue of Wensu (Bodhisattva Manjusri in Sanskrit) appeared in the flames, staying for a long time. So people regarded Cidu as the reincarnation of the Bodhisattva Manjusri. Thereafter, Xinxiang Temple became Wenshu Monastery.


When walk into the Wenshu Street, you will experience the “Buddha” atmosphere along the red walls to the door of Wenshu Temple. Wenshu Temple is the best-preserved Buddhist temple in Chengdu, it is a quiet world.






The incense is strong.


There are a lot of ginkgo trees in the temple, and the leaves on the trees had turned yellow, so it was beautiful!


These two elderly people touched the bronze unicorn. Generally, if the locals feel uncomfortable, they would like to come here to touch the relevant part of the bronze unicorn.










It happened to be the dinner time, all the monks walked into the dining hall, but they generally chant before and after dinner, touching scenes.














Emperor Kangxi inscribed “Kong Lin (means empty forest in English)”




Out of the temple and then further to Wenshufang, where there are many teahouses and snack bars.


Such traditional Chinese medicine shop is rare, right?


Zhang jelly


All kinds of delicious snacks…






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