Wuhou Memorial Temple in Chengdu
Attractions Overview: Largest Cultural Relics Museum of Three Kingdom
Attraction Type: Temple
Chinese Name: 成都武侯祠
English Name: Wuhou Memorial Temple in Chengdu
Best Time to Visit: All Year ROuund
Recommended Visiting Time: 2 Hours
Open Hours: 08:00-20:00 from May 1 to October 31; 08:00-18:30 from November 1 to April 30
Admission Fee: 60 RMB / Person
Address in English: No. 231 Wuhouci Street, Wuhou District, Chengdu
Address in Chinese: 成都市武侯区武侯祠大街231号
Why is Wuhou Memorial Temple So Special?
Wuhou Temple, also known as Wuhou Shrine Temple of Marquis, is dedicated to Zhuge Liang (诸葛亮), the Marquis Wu (Wuhou) of the Kingdom of Shu in the Three Kingdoms Period. Wuhou Memorial Temple is a commemoration for the emperor Liu Bei (刘备) of Shu Kingdom and his famous adviser Zhuge Liang. It is the only combined memorial temple for both a king and his adviser in China, as well as the most prestigious museum for Shu Kingdom relics and the most famed for the great adviser Zhuge Liang.
Where is Wuhou Memorial Temple
Located at Wuhouci Street, Wuhou District of Chengdu City, the Wuhou Memorial Temple is a popular tourist attraction. The temple lies about 7 km from Chengdu Railway Station, and 18 km from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport.
How to Get to Wuhou Memorial Temple
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 Wuhou Memorial Temple with speed and convenience, and take care of all the details. You just need to focus on travel.
For independent travelers you can
Visitors can take bus No.1, 10, 57, 82, 301, 334, 335, 123, 521, 901, and 904 to there.
What to See in Wuhou Memorial Temple
Liu Bei Hall
Among all the buildings in Wuhou Memorial Temple, the Liu Bei Temple is the highest and the most magnificent. In the central of the hall is a 3-meter-high sitting gilding statue of Liu Bei. The Hall consists of the main hall, side halls and side rooms. Statues of Liu Bei and his grandson Liu Chen are in the main hall, statues of Guan Yu and his son and followers in the east side hall, and statues of Zhang Fei and his sons and grandsons in the west side hall.
Zhuge Liang Hall
Behind Liubei Hall, passing the steps (Wuhou Temple is lower than the Han Zhaolie Temple, symbolize monarch-subject relationship) is a lobby, hanging with “Wuhou Temple” horizontal inscribed board. Wuhou Temple is for memorizing Wuxiang marquis Zhuge Liang in Three Kingdoms Period of Shu Kingdom, so the temple was named Wuhou Temple.
San Yi Temple
Walking across a wide courtyard, you can see an ancient building called “Sanyi Temple” that is the memorial place for the brotherhood of Liu Bei, Guan Yu, and Zhang Fei, and is one of the “must see” places in Wuhou Temple. Going inside, you can appreciate the clay sculptures of these three great historical men sitting calmly but with their own personal characteristics.
Useful Travel Tips
- Most items are explained in Chinese combined with English and Japanese.
- It would be better to travel with a guide who can share historic stories or anecdotes, which may otherwise be missed.
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