Du Fu Thatched Cottage is the former Chengdu residence of the famous Tang Dynasty poet Du Fu. Du Fu lived here for nearly four years. During his stay, he created hundreds of poems. This place is thus regarded as the “holy land” of Chinese literature. Today's Du Fu Thatched Cottage has survived multiple dynasties and been restored many times. The most important architecture of the place is his former residence, the thatched house. This former residence was built with the architectural characteristics of the western Sichuan civilian residences.
You have to take subway line 4 and alight at Caotang Road North Station.
The greenery within the cottage grounds is very dense, and it is advisable that visitors here during the summer should bring along some mosquito repellants.
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Getting There - Central Chengdu
Attractions - The Poet Of Du Fu Cottage.
One of the attractions to do when you visit Chengdu, it's no big shakes if you don't know much about Chinese Poetry, we spent a couple of hours walking around the gardens. Would have been a better experience in cooler weather I would say, overall not the most exciting place I've been to in China.
Du Fu was a great Chinese poet (712-770) from the Tang Dynasty. If you were to ask any Chinese person, they would definitely tell you they learned his poems in school.
The garden and cottages are beautifully designed and you can spend a couple of hours here meandering around, taking pictures, and feeling inspired.
Address - 成都杜甫草堂博物馆 成都市青羊区，成都
Highlights - Take a walk around a beautiful museum garden. The beautiful architecture is perfect for taking photos.
Avg. Price per Person - 80 rmb
Du Fu lived in Chengdu for a wonderful four years, and it was also a short four years. The death of a friend made him lose the only dependence of Chengdu. He had to carry his wife and children to many places, because Du Fu was once awarded the "Provision of the Ministry of Industry and Engineering". The title of the people, also known as the "Department of Dugong", the "Ministry of the Ministry of Industry" in Du Fu Caotang came accordingly.
After the cuckoo left Chengdu, the cottage was gone in the storm. In the years since then, the descendants have commemorated the Du Fu, and the grass hall has been destroyed. The largest reconstruction of the Ming Dynasty and the Qing Dynasty Jiaqing sixteen years has basically laid the rudiment of today's Du Fu grassland.
There are Shaoling Stele Pavilions next to the Ministry of Industry. Among them, there is a stone monument of Shaolin Caotang, and the penetrating power of the Little Shaolin Wild Du Fu iron bones is vividly expressed.
Today's Du Fu Caotang still retains the layout of Jiaqing during the rebuilding of the Qing Dynasty. It is divided into cultural relics sightseeing area (the former site of Caotang), garden scenic spot (Meiyuan) and service area (Caotang Temple) according to the functional area. ).
In the Du Fu Caotang Museum, the museum introduced the life story of Du Fu with text pictures and physical objects. Du Fu Caotang is not only a monument to the spirit of Du Fu, but also a holy place in the history of Chinese literature.
Du Fu Caotang was the former residence of the Tang Dynasty poet Du Fu, who lived in Chengdu. The poet Du Fu lived here for nearly four years. The current Du Fu Caotang is more like a cultural garden. The roadside is full of big trees and bamboo. The air is extraordinarily fresh and it is a beautiful garden with beautiful scenery.
Going forward, you can see an inconspicuous hut under the woods, a retreat that was rebuilt according to the address built by Du Fu. Although the modern cottages and the cottages built by Du Fu in the past were very different, they still felt the environment in which Du Fu lived. Around the cottage is the flowing water and the lush flowers and plants, which exude an elegant atmosphere. Close your eyes, you can feel the birds and flowers of the face, feel the stream flowing in the ear, and better understand the depth of the ancient quatrains created by the poet Du Fu in this environment.
Get out of the cottage and take a few more steps to see the Du Shi Calligraphy Woodcut Gallery. On the wall of the promenade, there are more than a hundred pieces of calligraphy woodcuts of Du Fu's poems, which are full of eye-catching eyes. Continue to follow the stone path to see the "Tang Dynasty ruins". In 2001, a large area of Tang Dynasty cultural relics was excavated in the Caotang, and the historical sense of thickness can be felt in the Tang Dynasty ruins.
Du Fu Caotang is probably a red wall path that attracts me the most. Here the red wall, green bamboo, cypress leaves, ancient, very beautiful, people feel like they came to the ancient garden. In the setting sun, it shows a sense of quaintness, which makes me linger.
Transportation: Take Metro Line 4 and get off at Caotang North Road.
Tickets: 60 yuan for adult tickets