Wénshū Temple

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Wénshū Temple information

Location
Chéngdū , China
Address
Renmin Zhonglu
Getting there
Metro: 1
Opening hours
8am-10.50pm
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This Tang-dynasty monastery is dedicated to Wénshū (Manjushri), the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, and is Chéngdū’s largest and best-preserved Buddhist temple. The air is heavy with incense and the low murmur of chanting; despite frequent crowds of worshippers, there’s still a sense of serenity and solitude.

The temple’s popular vegetarian restaurant and teahouse were closed for renovations when we visited. The 'old' neighbourhood streets surrounding the temple are crowded with teahouses, snack stalls and shops; touristy, yes, but fun to wander.