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Thatched Cottage of Dufu

Introducing Thatched Cottage of Dufu, Thatched Cottage of Dufu Guide, Thatched Cottage of Dufu Travel Guide.
Article from Sichuan Municipal Commission of Tourism

This was the house where Du Fu, a great Tang Dynasty poet, lived when he traveled to Chengdu. Thatched Cottage of Dufu is the largest, best-preserved and best-known residence of Du Fu and Thatched Cottage of Dufu is quite unique. Thatched Cottage of Dufu covers an area of 16 hectares, with the buildings in typical Qing-style architecture and the grounds an unusual mix of traditional Chinese gardens. Thatched Cottage of Dufu is both a temple dedicated to the poet and a residence museum celebrating his literary achievements.

In the winter of 759 AD, Du Fu took his family from Gansu to Sichuan to refuge from An-Shi Disturbances, and built a thatched cottage, the famous "Chengdu Thatched Cottage". In 1985, Thatched Cottage of Dufu was renamed as Thatched Cottage of Dufu Museum where there are more than 30,000 volumes of historical materials and more than 2,000 precious cultural relics. The existing Thatched Cottage of Dufu is combined by Plum Garden and Caotang Temple.

Quick Facts on Thatched Cottage of Dufu

• Name: Thatched Cottage of Dufu
• Location: Downtown Chengdu
• Phone: +86-28-86702366
• Dates: Ming Dynasty (1500)
• Best Time to Visit: April to October
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 4 Hours
• Opening Hours: 08:00-18:30 (May to October), 08:00-18:00 (November to April of nexy year)
• Admission Fee: CNY 60

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