Wuhou Memorial Temple
Wuhou Memorial Temple
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Zarza's Travels
Auckland, New Zealand465 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Solo
Temples in China can be busy, but this was a whole new level! Very small area for so many people to be. They only take cash at the manned ticket desk (I mean who carries cash in China?!). But there are electronic ticket stalls you can use to pay with Wechat / Alipay around the other side. Lots of pushing and shoving to get in, as they have 1 bag scanner and 6 lines of people trying to use it. Walking around felt chaotic, not calm and peaceful as a temple should be. There were some fairly impressive statues, but unable to understand the context as not much information given or viewable with so many people. Walk through to the other side and it brings you out on Jinli pedestrian street.
Written July 19, 2021
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Michael Lizar
Chongqing, China356 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Friends
This is one of the best things that you need to do when you arrived in Chengdu, come and visit this museum. A historical place and beautiful information provided in 4 languages (Chinese, English, Japanese, and Korean). If you have some difficulty, you can use Baidu translate
Written December 3, 2020
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Yann S
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Nice place, which wasn't even in the afternoon crowded. Like a maze where we could go again several times before having seen every corners and places. Really worth it to go there and just let your feet go without special aim.
Written April 15, 2021
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ChengduBamboo
Osaka, Japan5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
It is a ancient temple or shrine to memorize Zhuguliang and Liubei of Three Kingdoms period in ancient China. You'd better hire a guide to explain the history and stories about it. Ticket is 60 CNY. It is recommended for a morning visit. Good experience to stroll around. There are many flowers and plants. Cool in summer.
Written May 9, 2021
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Ailton007
Seattle, WA940 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Great area to spend time in Chengdu. Jinli street is nearby, there's tranquil areas, ponds, birds, teahouses to see and the shrine / temple as the highlight. Lots of history and we spent roughly 2 hours in the park. Should definitely be on your list when in Chengdu!
Written April 9, 2021
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina65,236 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
This temple and garden complex is a cool place to visit and is well maintained. Likely due to the 60 rmb entrance fee, fewer people visit this venue. The Wuhou Shrine, built between 265 and 316, is considered to be the most important museum of China’s Three Kingdoms period, which reigned from 220 to 280.
Written May 9, 2019
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SingaporeGirl
Singapore, Singapore522 contributions
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Like so many tourist attractions in China, the significance of the Wuhou Memorial Temple will be lost to you if you aren't familiar with your Chinese history, in this case the famous tale of the "Romance of the Three Kingdoms", for this temple and its grounds commemorates the virtuous Prime Minister/Premier of the Kingdom of Shu, one of the three kingdoms, 221-263 AD. (The name "Wuhou" in Chinese means "Premier".) The name of the virtuous Premier was Zhuge Liang.

The temple, like many Chinese temples, is constructed on a N-S axis, with the main entrance facing south. There are five main buildings covering a huge area of approx. 37,000 square meters with several inner courtyards (plan on a 2-hour visit to see it all): The Front Gate, the Second Gate, Liu Bei's Hall (Liu Bei was the Emperor of Shu), Zhuge Liang's Hall, and then Liu Bei's tomb.

If you are familiar with the heroes of R3K, you'll be interested in knowing that the statues surrounding the Emperor Liu Bei in his hall are the famous generals Zhang Fei and Guan Yu as well as Liu Zhan, the emperor's grandson.

Originally, there were two separate temples, one each dedicated to the Emperor Liu Bei and Zhuge Liang, but they were merged into one during the Ming Dynasty. That temple was later destroyed and the temple you see today was reconstructed during the Qing Dynasty, the traditional date being 1672,

Do look for the English-language map of the temple complex upon entering to help you find your way. There are also courtyards of crafts for sale, particularly large stone sculptures and musical instruments. Of interest might be some ancient drums which appear to be Dongsan bronze drums.
Written September 30, 2008
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R Balasundaram
Mumbai, India326 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
We are in Chengdu, an urban conglomeration with a population of around 14 million and one of the largest hubs for Air China. Yet, when compared with Beijing or even Xi’an, Chengdu appears laid-back — It is a city with concrete monstrosities, yet it bears a sense of tranquility with the River Jin lazily meandering its way through the city amidst towering cypress trees.

Off we go to visit the Wuhou Temple or Wuhou shrine. More excited than us is our young guide Iris. The Wuhou Temple is unique in that it serves as a memorial for Liu Bei, the first Emperor of China during the Three Kingdoms period as also for his prime minister Zhuge Liang, who is held in greater esteem.

As we enter through the main gate, our guide excitedly points out to us various Tablets housed in small enclosures, dating back to the Ming and Tang dynasties. Most important is the Tablet of Triple Success or the Tang Tablet in which the writings of Pei Du is seen. This clearly established that the construction of this complex spread over years and dynasties with each one adding something.

As we move further inside, we see the Liu Bei Temple or the memorial dedicated to the Emperor. The Emperor Liu Bei stands tall in yellow.

Also seen is the statue of Liu Zhan, grandson of Liu Bei who is eulogised for committing suicide, preferring death to surrender before his enemies. The story goes that Liu Zhan pleaded with his father Liu Shan ( Liu Bei’s son) to fight to the finish but Liu Shan, a slave to sensual pleasures chose to surrender. It is is said that this is the reason why Liu Shan’s statue which was earlier there in this hall was later removed showing an empty space. One also sees smaller statues of Guan Yu, Zhang Fei and their descendants.

We now cross the corridor, which is at a couple of steps lower than the Liu Bei Temple Hall, clearly to show that the Prime Minister was a t a level, lower than the Emperor. We are now at the Temple of Zhuge Liang, Prime Minister, astronomer, military strategist, diplomat and what not. Something like Birbal was to Akbar, Zhuge Liang was to Liu Bei. Tales of Zhuge Liang’s intelligence and quick wit are many. Once it is said, Zhuge Liang’s detractors challenged him to produce 1000 arrows in a single night for their army. It was a foggy night, so what Zhuge Liang did was to sail around 100 boats with scarecrows or straw figures resembling humans standing on them, towards the enemy shore with loud fanfare. The enemy forces, able to make out only shadowy figures in the dark, fired arrows indiscriminately at them. When the boats came back, Zhuge Liang collected all the arrows and produced them before his detractors. On the roof of the temple is a sentence from Zhuge Liang’s “Advice to my son”.

Next is the Sanyi Temple comprising the Prayer Hall in the Temple and the corridor. It is dedicated to the Brotherhood of Liu Bei, Guan Yu and Zhang Fei who took the oath in a Peach Garden and lived by it through their lives. Guan Yu and Zhang Fei were the trusted generals of Liu Bei. As we step out into the garden there are stone images of the three friends (rather,brothers) and also a stone denoting the place where the peach tree stood.

If you are in Chengdu to see the giant pandas and have time to spare, do visit the Wuhou Temple. A visit for this place alone, is not worth it, unless you are a student of ancient Chinese history.
Written January 20, 2019
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zwu
San Francisco, CA92 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
There is literally nothing to see here. It costs 50/person for basically a very basic garden.

The price isnt very high, but compared to the Panda Breeding Center, which is 55/person it is not even comparable.

If you had any plans of going here. Just dont. I would be happier just spending the 50rmb on food.
Written April 9, 2019
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David W
Beijing, China33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
If you are a fan of the Three Kingdoms, you must be familiar with the most reknowed, the symbol of intelligence Liang Zhuge. His loyalty, his wisdom, his personality and his dedication made him a 'perfect man' in Chinese history. So this is the place to worship Liang, although Bei Liu, the emperor he worked for was also enshrined here.
Written August 19, 2018
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