Du Fu is one of the greatest poets in Chinese history. In the middle of the 8th century, fleeing from war, Du Fu came to the region that would become Chengdu, where he stayed for years and composed over two hundred poems. On the site of his old residence now stands Du Fu Caotang, a musuem to honor the great poet from the Tang Dynasty.
Located in a major basin in southwestern China, Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan Province. The city has a long history behind it and continues to play an active role in the political, economic and social life of neighboring region.
Du Fu Cottage
Located a short distance southwest of the city center, Qingyang Shrine (Qingyang Gong) is the largest Daoist establishment in Chengdu. It was originally erected in the Tang Dynasty, but the current structured was from the 17th century. This is part of Wenhua Park. Du Fu Cottage Museum is half a km west.
River View Tower Park
River View Tower Park (Wangjiang Lou Gongyuan) is located southeast of central Chengdu, on the bank of the Jin River that runs through the city. A great variety of bamboo grow in the park, where there are also a few buildings of traditional style, with one of the pavilions known as Wangjiang Lou (River View Tower), which is close to 40 m in height. Occupying 30 acres of land, the park was originally built to honor a woman poet of the Tang Dynasty (7th-10th century).
Wuhou Memorial Temple
In the 3rd century, Chengdu was the capital of the Shu State, one of the famed Three Kingdoms that fought for supremacy in China. Zhuge Liang was a wise prime minister who loyally served two kings, father and son, of the Shu State. Wuhou refers to Zhuge Liang's title, Marquis. This temple in the honor of Zhuge Liang was built in the 17th century.
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is 16 km southwest of central Chengdu. Transportation: shuttle buses, city buses, and taxis.