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Du Fu Cottage

Address: No.37 Qinghua Street, Qingyang District, Chengdu 610072, China
Phone Number: 028-86654780
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Ranked #16 of 183 Attractions in Chengdu
4.0 of 5 stars 430 Reviews
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Unless you have a strong affinity to this particular aspect of Chinese culture you are likely to be disappointed as it is simply a dilapidated cottage! A bit like seeing Shakespeare's home but more basic and a bit run down. The gardens are quite nice.

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Chengdu, China
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21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Du Fu Cottage is a visit one should make. The site is located in a very nice, tranquil area in the busy city. The Cottage area is larger than one might expect. The history of the Cottage is amazing and this is a site that should be part of a visit.

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Lacey, Washington
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

After a 15.5 hour train trip from Xian to Chengdu that was too long and dirty, our first stop in Chengdu was Du Fu's Thatched Cottage. What a fortunate choice we made. We spent a good portion of a recent sunny October day wandering its quiet tree-lined paths, breathing the clean air, stopping to stare at the fish pond, sitting... More 

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Oradea, Romania
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66 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We enjoyed our time here, it's not much but worth visiting if you are in Chengdu. 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.

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Singapore, Singapore
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43 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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73 helpful votes 73 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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13 helpful votes 13 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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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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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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