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Chengdu Attractions

Centrally located in the western Sichuan Plain, Chengdu China, the capital of Sichuan Province, is renowned for its fertile land and agricultural wealth that have earned the city the nickname "Storehouse of Heaven." Through the city flows the Jinjiang River (river of brocade). In downtown area, long and wide avenues flanked by high-rise buildings and local shops and stores are dotted with luxuriantly grown green trees, and well-trimmed pretty flowers. Indeed, it is a beautiful city full of vigor and vitality. A number of budget Chendu China hotels provide you a comfortable stay, and an opportunity to taste the typical Sichuan cuisine, local wine and tea or sort out his shopping of local special products like Shu embroidery pieces, bamboo- woven porcelain ware and lacquer ware.

THE BAOGUANG TEMPLE

The Baoguang (Divine Light) Temple is 18 kilometers north of Chengdu, and is supposed to have been built as early as the Eastern Han Dynasty. Covering an area of more than 90,000 square meters, the whole complex now consists of one pagoda, six halls and sixteen courtyards. Its major structures are built with some 400 stone pillars and decorated with figurines of birds and animals on their eaves, and carvings of flowers and plumes on their doors and windows.

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THE QINGYANG PALACE

The Qingyang Palace, located in the west suburbs of Chengdu, is a famous Taoist temple first built in the Tang Dynasty. It is one of the oldest and most extensive Taoist temples in Chengdu area. The story goes that Lao Tzu, the high priest of Taoism, asked a friend to meet him there. When the friend arrived he saw only a boy leading two goats on a leash.

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THATCHED COTTAGE OF DU FU

Thatched Cottage , Du Fu is located at the side of the Flower Washing Brook in the western suburbs of Chengdu. It is the former residence of the celebrated Tang dynasty poet Du Fu. During these four years, Du Fu composed more than 240 poems reflecting upon the misery of the people, in which most of them are very familiar to Chinese people.

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WUHOU MEMORIAL TEMPLE

Temple of Marquis Wu, which is located in the south of Chengdu, is a famous historical site dedicated to the memory of both Liu Bei Emperor of the Kingdom of Shu and Zhuge Liang, Prime Minister of the kingdom. The temple was originally built by Li Xiong of the Western Jin dynasty (265-316AD), 400 years after Zhuge Liang's death, and rebuilt in the Qing dynasty with a total area of 37000 square meters.

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