Wangjianglou Park in Chengdu

Why is Wangjianglou Park So Special?

Wangjianglou Park, also called Wangjiang Tower Park, is built to memorize Xue Tao, a celebrated female poet in Tang Dynasty. Together with the Wuhou Memorial Temple (Wuhou Ci), and Du Fu Thatched Cottage are the top three attractions in Chengdu city. It is a park featured with bamboos. Buildings in this park are a bamboo museum and museum of the founder of Wangjianglou Park, Xue Tao.

Where is Wangjianglou Park?

Wangjianglou Park is located by Fuhe River next Sichuan University. The address of the park is No.300 Wangjiang Road, Wuhou District, Chengdu. And the park lies about 13 km from Chengdu railway Station, and about 18 km from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport.

How to Get to Wangjianglou Park?

Travel with China Dragon Tours (top recommended)

If you want to get rid of hustle of transportation and troublesome navigation, you can book a private tour package which covers visiting, dining and transfer from us. Our local tour guide and driver will escort you to Wangjianglou Park with speed and convenience, and take care of all the details. You just need to focus on travel.

Independent Travel

For independent travelers you can 

By bus: Take line 35, 19, 3 or 335 bus, the stop is of the same name as Wangjiang Lou Park, you can get off there.

Main Attractions in Wangjianglou Park

Poetess Xue Tao

Xue Tao is a legendary poetess listed in Four Great Poetesses of Tang Dynasty and Four Talented Females of Sichuan. She was born in Chang’an and came to Chengdu with her father in her childhood. Being a studious and brilliant girl, she was very gifted at poetry when she was rather young. Suffering from a life of destitution after the death of her father, Xue became a female Official Collator since her literary talent was appreciated by Jiedushi (title of an official) in Western Sichuan. It is recorded that Xue Tao has created about 500 poems during her lifetime, but most got lost and there are only less than 100 poems existing now.

Wangjiang Pavilion

The Wangjiang Pavilion in the park is one of the featured historical buildings; it was built to memorize the great poetess – Xue tao (薛涛). The pavilion is of a height of 39 meters and is also called Chongli Pavilion. Climbing Wangjiang Tower and overlooking panoramic view of this amazing park, you can enjoy a Sichuan style garden constituted by towers, plants and river.

Zhuojin Pavilion

Located in the west side of Chongli Pavilion, Zhuojin Tower shapes like a boat with two floors. It is said that in Han Dynasty, the Shu Embroidery maker in Chengdu often put the brocade into Jinjiang for washing, so Jinjiang is also called Zhuojiang, and Zhuojin pavilion is named for that. The building is in the shape of a boat, which is said to commemorate Xue Tao’s farewell to her close friend Yuanzhen on the boat.

Useful Travel Tips

  1. Free ticket for the people over 70.
  2. In the morning you can see many people exercise here and playing Tai Chi and square-dancing in the park.

Nearby Attractions

Edited by Emily Wang/王海玲