Du Fu’s Thatched Cottage Museum

Authors: Go Chengdu

2014-11-12

Du Fu’s Thatched Cottage Museum in western Chengdu is a 24-acre park and museum in honor of Du Fu, a great poet in the Chinese history.
Du Fu’s Thatched Cottage Museum is a National AAAA tourist scenic area in western downtown Chengdu.
Du Fu (712-770) is a prominent Chinese poet of the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907). During the rebellions, he took refuge in Chengdu and spent four years in the city, living at a thatched cottage on the Huanhua Stream (浣花溪) in the west of Chengdu, where he produced more than 240 oft-quoted and widely loved poems.
Du Fu’s Thatched Cottage Museum is a park and museum in his honor built around the former site of the thatched cottage. The key buildings in park were constructed in the early 16th century during the Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644) and extensively renovated in 1811 during the Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911). Currently, a number of memorial buildings representing Du Fu’s life stand by the river and a large collection of relics and various editions of his poems are preserved at the museum, making it a must-visit place for people interested in the traditional Chinese culture.
Address: #28 Caotang Road, Qingyang District
Opening hours: 07:30-19:00 in summer; 08:00-18:00 in winter
Ticket price: 60 yuan
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