Wenshu Monastery, formerly named Xinxiang Temple, is the best-preserved Buddhist temple in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, which is situated in southwest of China travel. It was initially built during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD). In 1681, during the reign of Emperor Kangxi in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), an accomplished Buddhist monk, called Cidu, came to the monastery. There he built a simple hut between two trees and lived an ascetic life for several years.
Wenshu Monastery hums with life, as monks, worshippers and tourists mix amidst the courtyards, four halls and eleven-story pagoda. There's also a monastery museum exhibiting calligraphy, painting and other artifacts and outlining the temple's history along your China Panda Tours in Chengdu city. Dedicated to the incarnation of Wenshu, you'll see his gilded likeness seated on a lion—one of many images of his symbolic animal. The four halls are beautiful examples of classic architecture, with their red walls, upturned eaves and vaulted ceilings.
There is a tallest iron pagoda in China near the entrance to the Wenshu Monastery, the Peace Pagoda of a Thousand Buddhas. The most outstanding objects in the Wenshu Monastery are these over 300 statures of the Buddha, which are made by iron, wood, stone, and clay. The most distinguished one is a jade Buddha brought back from Burma by a Buddhist monk on foot in 1922. When 72-Hour Visa Free Travel to Beijing and Shanghai, this attraction will be highly recommonded.