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Du Fu Cottage

No.37 Qinghua Street, Qingyang District, Chengdu 610072, China
028-86654780
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Ranked #16 of 189 Attractions in Chengdu
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Ancient Ruins
Traveler Description: Du Fu cottage is more than just a cottage.  It's more like the Du Fu estate.  From the North gate you can get to everything in the estate.  Going to... more »
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Singapore, Singapore
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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

My parents, my husband and me visited Du Fu Cottage in August this year. We enjoyed our time here. The layout and arrangement of this park is nice. Inside it, there are lake, historic sites, museum and plenty of trees. The place is cool and peaceful even in summer hot day. Highly recommended.

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The World
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Don't go here looking for excitement. Du Fu was a poet who led an interesting life. A lover and a talented individual. This site is peaceful and serene. An excellent place to meditate upon your journey through China so far. Chengdu is my favorite city and Du Fu's Cottage was the first site I ever visited while just walking through... More

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Beijing
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Coming from Beijing, this park smells nice! Fresh air, old trees, small rivers, the house of Du Fu, what a pleasant stay. The bookstore sells poetry books of Du Fu. What else do you need: just sit at one of the tea houses, under the trees and read Du Fu poetry.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Perhaps not as well known to westerners, Du Fu is an important literary figure. Even if you are not interested in Du Fu, the home is a beautiful example of the architecture of the time. The gardens are really well laid out and it feels very rural. I thought this was well worth the time.

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Guangzhou, China
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I wasn't planning to visit here, but ended up at the entrance after I visited the Sichuan museum and impulsively decided to go in. I am very glad I did; it is an interesting combination of gardens, history, poetry, and art. It inspired me to want to read more Chinese poetry (albeit in translation). Most exhibits had English signs; some... More

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Glasgow
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Spent an afternoon here with a wendy wu trip. Very relaxed atmosphere. Historically very interesting.( if you like that sort of thing) but why go to China if you don't.

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Sundrerland, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This site is nicely set out and a pleasant quiet corner in a big bustling city, and worth a visit, to see Chinese culture from years ago.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

It was under renovation when I went so some parts are still not completed. The archaeological site was ok, with some artefacts being shown and there was a video which shows how life was in the past. The old cottage of Du Fu displayed the general layout and old furniture.

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Veghel
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Nice park to wander arround, also some excavations, statues and a little museum. To see all, it takes about 2 hours.

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Tianjin
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12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This well attended tourist attraction is a lovely place to unwind and learn about one of China's greatest poets. Set in extensive landscaped grounds with old temples and an inventive facsimile of the poet Du Fu's house - it's a wonderfully enjoyable place to spend an afternoon. Many Chinese people come here to visit and the reason is the quality... More

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