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Du Fu Cottage

No.37 Qinghua Street, Qingyang District, Chengdu 610072, China
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Ranked #12 of 192 attractions in Chengdu
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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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Sarasota, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Our guide was informative. It was one of many places we visited and I believe that Du Fu was a famous Chinese poet of his time

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Santa Cruz, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

the place is ok. I am not a history guy so the building were boring to me for the most part and the fact that there were not much to see in them. i gave this place 3 stars because the garden is very scenic. the garden alone is worth going to.

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Toronto, Canada
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29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This is the Chengdu home of the revered poet of the Tang dynasty who lived in this city for only a few years. Here he wrote many of his poems that made him the “sage of the people” the highlight of this site is the extensive restful gardens with many streams, ponds, forests and walkways. It is a true refuge... More

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New York
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

You have to be a fan of the poet to care about this, it is just a tiny little cottage with a thatched roof and not even decorated with what would have been his things. Also the grounds are huge and very horrible marked, so I spent probably an hour and a half walking in circles trying to find the... More

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Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
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57 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The site has rebuilt cottages in the style that the famous poet lived and wrote poetry in. The remains of the original site are also there. The grounds have beautiful gardens that are well maintained. It's a lovely place for an afternoon or morning walk.

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Adelaide, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The cottage itself is a reproduction based on what they assume to have been here previously, but don't let this spoil it for you. The history of the site contains archeological remains of the original house, as well as original foundations for pagodas uncovered during refurbishments. The gardens are the standout feature and are beautiful and well kept. Lots of... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Du fu seems all too unrealistic. Although the park can be a nice to place to stroll to hide away from the noisy traffic of the city. Its not relatively cheap for the entrance (60RMB). I wonder if the locals enter for free as there were a few locals that dressed shabbily walking around and peeing in the public (not... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

To visit this beautiful area of gardens in the middle of a modern city, gave me the feeling that the history of the world and especially China has to be seen, t think that a building built 417 BC could possibly still be standing is incredible, it is a must for all to see and feel the ambience of the... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
36 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We found this fascinating and even though it was wet enjoyed walking through the gardens. The cottage was basic but in a very interesting setting. It would inspire anyone to write.

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Lancashire
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14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

A beautiful setting with very relaxing gardens. Exhibition was very informative and the cottage was fascinating, although not actually the 1400 year old original which was destroyed centuries ago. Sadly, none of his poems were displayed in English (most signage was dual language ) and no translations were available in the book shop. An excellent afternoon for relaxing.

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