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Address: No.37 Qinghua Street, Qingyang District, Chengdu 610072, China
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This is well-known as the former residence of DUFU, the sage poet of the Tang Dynasty, during his stay in Chengdu. If you are nature lover too you will like the place your an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2016
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Du Fung Cottage is located in a lush park, telling the story of one of China's great tragic poets...the guy was mostly depressed! While there are some English descriptions//signs, a non-Cinese speaking visitor will benefit from being accompanied by someone who can read/translate the numerous and interesting Chinese explanations and Du's poems

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this attraction when we stayed over a few days in Chengdu. This quiet picturesque site tries to preserve the peaceful tranquility of the home of the famous Tang poet. The huge gardens had lots of bonsai plants and very old local flora. There is also a small exhibit which had the various types of sculptures of the great poets... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit for a leisurely half day if you are into slow strolls and tea drinking. I thought the cost was rather steep for what there was to see and do.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

There are twisting paths surrounded by a large variety of trees and bamboo. Little temples offer information on famous poets. Most have English, but a few only have Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. The atmosphere is very calm and has traditional Chinese instruments playing in the background. Overall, it's great for people who enjoys a traditional Chinese atmosphere and nature!

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Inmidst of the City there is this beautiful quiet garden honoring one of the greatest poets of worlds history at a place where he originally used to life. It is surely a place of inspiration and beauty with a neat spirit, a pearl of quiet reflection inmost a hectic world . . . truly a jewel for the soul

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Guiyang, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

This is well-known as the former residence of DUFU, the sage poet of the Tang Dynasty, during his stay in Chengdu. If you are nature lover too you will like the place your an relax here while seeing the view of the cottage.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Du Fu (712-770 AD) was one of the greatest poet in China (Tang Fynasty). Around 760 AD, Du Fu stayed here for 4 years, and wrote over two hundred poems. The original thatched hut built by Du Fu has been destroyed. It was renovated in 1500, 1811 and 20 century, and was expanded to its current scale in a large... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This was my favourite place in the city itself. The cottage is set in a lovely garden with ponds, streams and plenty of trees and bamboo. It is a very nice place to walk around and wasn't too busy when I went on a Saturday morning. Afterwards it is possible to take a free tourist shuttle bus to Wuhou Temple.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Summary: good for families with young kids; not great for strollers, but do-able with one; excellent walk well worth entry price. We spent an hour and a half exploring Du Fu Cottage grounds, and it was lovely. Admittedly, we could have taken longer had we gone with a knowledgeable tour guide, but we had limited time and therefore opted to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Dufu was a great Chinese poet whose poems are taught widely to us during our Chinese lessons at school, hence I was naturally interested when I learnt that there was a whole sanctuary dedicated to him and his great literary works. We were very fortunate to have the same tour guide who brought David Cameron around when he visited the... More 

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