|The Thatched Cottage of Du Fu |
Located by Huanhua River in the west suburb of Chengdu City, the Thatched Cottage of Du Fu has been built into the Du Fu Thatched Cottage Museum by several renovations after the Liberation of China and becomes a famous cultural shrine. It is now the memorial temple for Du Fu and meanwhile keeps the old appearance as the residence of the poet. It was announced by the State Council as the Key Cultural Relic Spot. Du Fu, the renowned poet of Tang Dynasty used to take refuge in Chengdu and lived there for four years. During this period he composed more than 200 poems, which left valuable treasure in the Chinese literature. The architecture of cottage represents the traditional Chinese gardening style, with an atmosphere of solemnity and meanwhile a sense of beauty and grace. Its large scale, fine preservation and rich collection have won it more popularity than other vestiges related to Du Fu.