Wenshu Yuan Monastery
Wenshu Yuan Monastery
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Zarza's Travels
Auckland, New Zealand1,000 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Solo
Amazing place for a peaceful walk, not touristy like so many other temples. Free entry, just had to show green code. Lots of little buildings and walk ways to go around. You can light a candle in memory, or for reflection. The exit gate leads you to a beautiful pedestrian street with various small restaurants and shops. Lovely place to sit and relax for a while, feels like a bit of an escape! Note - lots of shops selling embroidery - they might not be as 'local' as they make out!
Written 14 July 2021
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Ailton007
Seattle, WA1,174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Spent about 1 hour here and found a great hole in the wall noodle place nearby to cap off a great afternoon. Buildings and statues were beautiful, the area is nice and easy to get to by subway or taxi. Definitely one of the temples / monasteries to see when in Chengdu
Written 10 April 2021
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InnaYYZ
Toronto, Canada1,496 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The upward point corners of the roof structures especially stand out on the monastery, as if they have been elongated and pointed upward. I don't know id there is any functionality to the design, or just for the sake of being a little different. I know that I have seen this on many ancient buildings in China, but her is looks a little more exaggerated. Nice garden at the monastery.
Written 17 August 2019
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Kyle Ciulla
Beijing, China347 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
This might be a bit to high on things to do in chengdu. It is a pretty monastery, but based on how much there is to do in Chengdu, this could be scratched. If you have time check it out, but don’t inconvenience yourself trying to visit.
Written 9 October 2021
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Tun1964
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar1,429 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
My family visited there on June 21 afternoon. It’s hidden spiritual Buddhist temple in hustling down town Chengdu. I saw ancient Buddhist architecture and peaceful mind found from Buddha statue and temples. It’s great place to see ancient heritage.
Written 22 August 2019
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Sarah B
Footscray, Australia326 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
We spent a couple of hours here and really loved this place. It was a highlight in Chengdu. Wenshu Monastery is home to about 80 monks and you can see them I the grounds as you walk around. It’s a huge complex and there are various Buddha statues, different rooms, tea houses and areas to worship. It’s peaceful and beautiful.

We had lunch at the vegetarian restaurant which was excellent and highly recommended.

It’s easy to get to – go to Wenshuyuan station and take exit K. Then as you come out, keep walking ahead along the main road and turn right and you’ll see it. I had heard there is a 5RMB entrance fee but I didn’t see anywhere that was charging this fee.
Written 8 May 2018
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CafeDeSonya S
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Friends
The monastery is huge but english description is inadequate, which makes it fairly difficult for non-Chinese speakers to understand everything about this place. But don't miss their teahouse and vegetarian restaurant inside, which serve authentic buddhist meal and tea for local people.

There's a shopping street built next to the monastery. It's fairly touristy and commercial, but worth a visit too.
Written 8 March 2015
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JerryMann13
Philadelphia, PA17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
I find myself drawn to Wenshu Temple every time I come to Chengdu.

Over the past nine years it has gone through some significant changes - the closing of the old tea garden (hopefully only temporary), and the elimination of the entrance fee that had to be paid at one of the windows in the wall surrounding the entrance. Still, it has maintained its tranquility and graceful beauty through all.

The women of the Temple are wonderful sources of information about the history and practices that have transpired here for nearly half a millennium. Given time and positive attitude they will take you into some of the off the grid buildings where only the monks are normally permitted. On my last visit, I was able to meet the senior monk and talk with him about the changes in the monastery, as well as some more philosophical questions about Buddhism and dreams for research I was doing on a book. He was gracious and curious about my inquiry. His assistant, a female monk, became my guide for the afternoon, and we exchanged a long conversation about East and West.
As others rightly say, as beautiful as the buildings are, the gardens are where the real magic happens. In warm weather the turtles are in charge. When you realize they are thought to be the reincarnation of old monks returned to their spiritual home, you understand why there is a large statue of a turtle on the grounds.
Be sure to wander to the rear of the gardens to the new temple where the devoted continue to chant, sing, ring bells and drum several times a day. To be near that energy is to clear the mind and feel timelessness envelop you.
Written 20 December 2014
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Alienandbear
Daly City, California, United States154 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Solo
The place itself is really small. There really isn't much to see it's about 20 rmb from the center of the city from a cab.

If you into Buddhism then it should be a must go for you. If you aren't religious like me then it's just a nice walk inside.

It's free to get in. My wife and I bought a turtle from the outside from an old guy and set him free to the other turtles in the pond inside.

It's about an hour if you slowly stroll around about 20 mins if you just want through it without really looking.

Summary

20 rmb cab ride from the city.

Go if you are Buddhism if you are not there are many other places to see if you are short on time.

Bathrooms rate a 4/5 make sure to bring your own paper.
Written 2 September 2013
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Pierre Picaud
Xi'an, China36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Nice view of the city and the irrigation system. Nice walk up, quiet and lots of smaller temples. Signs in English. You need entry tickets to the park to get here.

We walked to the end of the irrigation park. Went on the bridge on the east side and went up. From the top we walker to the east exit of the park which exits in a street with cute shops.

Fun detour and worth the 20 rmb
Written 16 October 2019
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