Sichuan and Chongqing Travel Guide

Sichuan and Chongqing Sights

Du Fu's Thatched Cottage Museum (Du Fu Caotang)

  • 37 Qinghua Rd. Map It
  • Chengdu
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 01/20/2010

Fodor's Review

This museum is named for the famous poet Du Fu (AD 712–770) of the Tang Dynasty, whose poetry continues to be read today. A Manchurian, he came to Chengdu from Xi'an and built a small hut overlooking the bamboo and plum tree–lined Huanhua River. During the four years he spent here he wrote more than 240 poems. After his death the area became a garden; a temple was then added during the Northern Song Dynasty (960–1126). A replica of his cottage now stands among several other structures, all built during the Qing Dynasty. Some of Du Fu's calligraphy and poems are on display here.

Sight Information

Address:

37 Qinghua Rd., Chengdu, Sichuan, 610021, China

Map It

Phone:

028-8731–9258

Sight Details:

  • Y60

Published 01/20/2010

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