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Address: NO. 37 Qinghua Road, Chengdu 610072, China
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Phone Number: 028-86654780
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A very pleasant afternoon

A little oasis inside the metropolitan area. Beautiful gardens with lotus ponds, bamboo groves, huge goldfish and cute turtles. Dufu was apparently a very important poet 1400... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Chengdu, China
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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The cottage is quite big that I spent more than an hour walking inside. It is good to know more about the history of Dufu, and see some traditional art presented inside the Cottage.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a bit out from the centre of Chengdu, but well worth the modest taxi fare. Du Fu was a C8 writer, famous in China. He stayed in Chengdu for few years and his residence has been rebuilt/restored. Signs are in Chinese, English and Korean. Signs are plentiful so it's easy to find your way around without a guide but... More 

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Chengdu, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are interested in Chinese Poet, you can visit Dufu Cottage. A nice & cozy place, especially when there are lots of tress around. If you need a guide (or what they called "explanation service" guide), there is charges based of number of visitors. Minimum 1-5 persons for RMB100. They will pass you the audio earphone based on the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took and afternoon stroll around the Du Fu Cottage site. Nice gardens and general hang out. Was an interesting narrow climb to the the top of the tower.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this place only because my Chinese educated wife insisted, since she had to memorise many of this poet's writings in her youth. The views were so-so, but I am sure someone with a deeper understanding of Chinese literature would enjoy visiting this place more than I did.

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Chengdu, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little oasis inside the metropolitan area. Beautiful gardens with lotus ponds, bamboo groves, huge goldfish and cute turtles. Dufu was apparently a very important poet 1400 years ago and the old style buildings are very lovely, but for a non mandarin speaker the poetry doesn't really translate. Still 60 yuan well spent.

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Chengdu, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

This place is important to Chinese history scholars and literary types who regard Du Fu, a Tang Dynasty poet, as a national treasure. For us, who had never read one of his poems, the buzz was perhaps considerably less. Also, most of the memorial halls and so on date back to the Qing Dynasty period at the earliest, with the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

I'd visited the poet Dufu Thatched Cottage after viewing the Sichuan Museum, which is in the same area. Admission fee was RMB 60. The grounds are huge with the many paths and landscaping, you can actually lost your bearing easily. The thatched cottage and other displays showed the humble background of the Tang poet. There are books and compilation of... More 

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Du Pu was famously known as patriotic poet who lived 1000 years ago. This is a special large national park dedicated to him. My parents had free entry. My son and I paid some money (less than 100 yuan). We loved the serenity and tea house inside. Much energy from tall trees around us. You will see various people practising... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

If you have one day in Chengdu, I wouldn't go out of your way to visit Du Fu's Cottage. That said, the grounds are very lovely, and there is enough information in English to get some sense of the man's importance to Chinese history and literature. On the other hand, the place is clearly more meaningful to the locals and... More 

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