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Du Fu Thatched Cottage

Du Fu Thatched Cottage: General Introduction

During the An Lushan-Shi Siming Rebellion, Du Fu, one of the most famous poets in Tang Dynasty and the “Sage of Chinese Poems”, took refuge in Chengdu from Chang’an (now Xi’an). With the help of his friends, the thatched cottage was built by the Huanhua Stream on the west suburbs of Chengdu, where he spent four years of his life and produced more than 240 poems oft-quoted and widely loved. From Song Dynasty, people started to construct gardens and halls on the site of his thatched cottage to honor him. The Cottage itself is a solemn and serene landscape, in which the memorial buildings are elegantly simple, close to a commoner’s house, yet in their accommodation there is a very large collection of different editions of Du Fu’s poems and other relics.

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Admission Fee: CNY 60

Opening Hours: 09:00-17:30

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 June 2013 09:51