Wenshu Monastery

Authors: Go Chengdu

2016-07-31

Wenshu Monastery is the largest well-preserved monastery in downtown Chengdu.
The largest well-preserved Buddhist temple in downtown Chengdu, Wenshu Monastery was built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) (most of the constructions were rebuilt in Qing Dynasty) and is dedicated to Wenshu (Manjushri, the god of wisdom).
The monastery covers over 20,000 sqm and has magnificent old constructions with more than 190 rooms. The newly built 11-storey Peace Pagoda of A Thousand Buddhas has a height of 22 meters.

Wenshu Monastery is famous for its abundant precious cultural relics, painting and calligraphy works. Over 500 pieces of painting and calligraphic works by celebrities have been stored here since the Tang and Song dynasties, including works by Zhang Daqian, Zheng Banqiao and Feng Zikai.

The monastery also has a large teahouse and an excellent vegetarian restaurant and it is just next to Wenshu Fun, a popular tourist block in downtown city.
The video clip shows Chengdu snacks offered by Wenshu Monastery and its nearby restaurants.
Add: #66 Wenshu Street (Wenshu Yuanjie), Qingyang District
Opening: 8:00-17:00
Admission: free
How to get there: You can take Chengdu Metro Line 1 directly to Wenshu Monastery stop and then walk to the site.
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