Wenshu Yuan Monastery – Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Wenshu Yuan Monastery – Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Located in the Qingyang District of Chengdu, Wenshu Monastery was built during the Sui Daye Period (605-617). In 1697, the temple was rebuilt with funds raised and renamed Wenshu Yuan Monastery.

It is one of the key Buddhist monasteries in China, and a key cultural relics protection unit in Sichuan Province; it is a Buddhist shrine that combines the sacred sites of Zen forests, ancient gardens, pilgrimages and religious studies.

Wenshu Yuan Monastery covers an area of more than 200,000 square meters. The existing buildings are typical of the ancient style of the western Sichuan plain, with all wooden buildings and six main halls facing the mountain gate on the central axis in turn, which is magnificent and imposing.

Video Source: Chengdu’s Zen Forest – Wenshu Monastery from Noah Kartha on YoutubeCC BY

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