Chengdu Wen Shu Yuan also known as 成都文殊院街 is an incredible historic street where you can appreciate and enjoy the old street style and the buddhist association also lies there , with a glimpse of the beautiful cultural relics that are preserved in the monastery.
Luckily or not, Chengdu Wen Shu Yuan is just 10 mins walk away from my hotel , ENJOYABLE STARS HOTEL CHENGDU , hence it’s always an evening stroll away when we came back from the different attractions.
Initially built during the Tang Dynasty (618-907), Wenshu Monastery was once called Xinxiang Temple. In 1681, during the reign of Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Cidu, an accomplished Buddhist monk, came to the monastery. He built a simple hut between two trees and for several years lived an ascetic life there. Legend has it when Cidu was being cremated; the statue of Wenshu appeared in the flames, staying for a long time.Thereafter, Xinxiang Temple was named Wenshu Monastery.
The olden ways to get information and announcement across – now newspapers clipped on the board.
Beautiful Historic Sites of Chengdu Wen Shu Yuan that leads you inside for more wonders and excitements.
A closer look inside with many artifacts and these wooden chairs used in the old days ……
On one of the chair … ya, carry me or else …………… 😛
This wall features some prosperity wishes that you can just signed on to leave your footprints !
And if you’re tired , why not have some chengdu delights snacks around the corner ? They do sell pau , noodles and more – but mostly spicy and not quite suits our taste ….
Good Yummy food at a reasonably low price …………
Delicious mutton balls ……….
After looking at this picture, it made me damn scared of tau huay already. This is actually their local specialty but we didnt know that you’ve to mix it as they didn’t and it was so so so saltish that makes your tongue numb for 2 minutes and more ………… SO REMEMBER THE NEXT TIME YOU BUY THIS BOWL OF TAU HUAY , DONT BE LAZY, MIX IT !!!!!!!!!!
A great feeling of sourcing and hunting for food isn’t it ? Like you are in those old historical movies and dramas !
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