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Exploring Wenshu Monastery

Originally built during the Tang Dynasty and rebuilt in 1691, Wenshu Monastery is one of the busiest Buddhist centers in China and is the home of the Buddhist Association of Sichuan Province. A key Buddhist destination for centuries, large numbers of tourists and devotees arrive every day by coach. The site features many cultural and religious relics, hundreds of Buddha statues in different materials, a picturesque garden, a vegetarian restaurant, and a teahouse.

Accommodations near Wenshu Monastery

There is a range of options for all travelers. The most popular hotel in Chengdu is the Travelling With Hotel Chengdu Wide and Narrow Alley, which has been booked &TravellersChoiceBooked1 times from our Hotels.com verified guests. Our guests also highly recommended Magnotel Chengdu Taikoo Li Dong Feng Bridge in Chengdu as it has been reserved &TravellersChoiceBooked2 times.

Sightseeing near Wenshu Monastery

- Wuhou Ci

The Wuhou (‘martial marquis') Temple sits to the south of Jinjiang River, in Wuhou district. The temple was built to commemorate the memory of Zhuge Liang, a famous Shu-state military strategist and statesman from the Three Kingdoms period. The vast temple was built next to the temple of Liu Bei, the emperor of Shu, and the two were later combined as one complex featuring the temples plus pavilions, statues and relics.

- Giant Panda Breeding Research Base

The endangered giant panda today lives in a few mountain ranges, mostly in sanctuaries in the province of Sichuan. The Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center opened in 1987 and today is home to over 80 giant pandas. The center is just 16 kilometers from downtown Chengdu.

Transportation near Wenshu Monastery

Not only is Chengdu a major regional transport hub but the city offers quite a range of urban transport options. Taxis are cheap, new and plentiful. There is an extensive network of buses, both with and without air-conditioning.

There are many dedicated tour buses and these can be a superb choice for seeing the main attractions, as well as some of the less well-known sites. Especially in the center of the city, pedicabs are a viable option. And finally, you can rent everything from a bicycle to a car, a jeep or even a minibus.

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