Must-visit Attractions in Downtown Chengdu

Authors: Go Chengdu


From the modern and bustling Chunxi Road to the historic and tranquil Wenshu Monastery, there are so many must-visit attractions in Chengdu’s city center, which are believed to be the best places to soak up the quintessence of the city’s fascinating culture.

Du Fu’s Thatched Cottage Museum
The Du Fus Thatched Cottage Museum in the western end of downtown Chengdu is a park and museum in honor of Du Fu (712 - 770), the greatest realistic poet in the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907). Adjacent to the Huanhuaxi Park and Sichuan Museum, the thatched cottage was Du Fu’s residence where he lived for four years and wrote about 240 poems. Having undergone extensive renovations and having been brought under national protection, the park has become a national cultural heritage site and one of the most famous historical attractions in Chengdu. Covering an area totaling 200,000 square meters, the park features serene and poetic ambience, lush greenery and tranquil walking paths.

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