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Du Fu Thatched Cottage

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Location  Chengdu, Sichuan
Phone  +86 28 8731 9258
Province  Sichuan
Du Fu Thatched Cottage

Website  Du Fu Thatched Cottage Museum website
Address  28 Caotang Rd, QingYang GongShangQuan, Qingyang Qu, Chengdu Shi, Sichuan Sheng, China, 610000
Hours  Closed now Tuesday8AM–6:30PMWednesday8AM–6:30PMThursday8AM–6:30PMFriday8AM–6:30PMSaturday8AM–6:30PMSunday8AM–6:30PMMonday8AM–6:30PM
Similar  Chengdu Wu Hou Shrine, Jinsha, Jinli, Qingyang Palace (West Ga, Mount Qingcheng

Du fu thatched cottage chengdu china

Du Fu's Thatched Cottage (Chinese: 杜甫草堂; pinyin: Dù Fǔ Cǎo Táng) is a 24-acre (97,000 m2) park and museum in honour of the Tang Dynasty poet Du Fu at the western outskirts of Chengdu, adjacent to the Huanhua Xi (Flower Rinsing Creek). In 1961 the Chinese government established Du Fu Cao Tang as a National Heritage site.



In 759 Du Fu moved to Chengdu, built a thatched hut near the Flower Rinsing Creek and lived there for four years. The "thatched hut" period was the peak of Du Fu's creativity, during which he wrote two hundred and forty poems, among them "My Thatched Hut was torn apart by Autumn Wind" and "The Prime Minister of Shu".

A Quatrain, one of the poet's well known pieces, written at the cottage in 764, describes the surrounding scenery:

Du Fu Cao Tang is now a popular destination for Du Fu enthusiasts around the world to pay tribute to the poet.


The original thatched hut built by Du Fu was destroyed. Key buildings in the Du Fu Cao Tang Park were constructed in the early 16th century during the Ming dynasty and extensively renovated in 1811 during the Qing dynasty.

Du Fu Cao Tang consists of several areas:

  • Du Gong Bu memorial Hall (Du Gongbu ci), where the life and work of Du Fu was displayed, the library area displayed published works of Du Fu, including some rare Song dynasty wood carving editions. The foreign language section displays a large number of foreign language books of Du Fu's works.
  • The Thatched Cottage of Du Fu. A reconstructed thatched hut partitioned into a study, a bedroom and kitchen, recreating the living and working environment of Du Fu's time.
  • The Hall of great poets (Da Ya Tang). An exhibition hall with a 16 meter long by 4 meter tall mural painting portraying scenes from Du Fu's poems: "My Thatched Hut Wrecked by the Autumn Wind" and "A Song of War Chariots". There are also statues of twelve prominent Chinese poets (including Qu Yuan, Tao Qian, Li Bai, Wang Wei, Su Shi, Li Qingzhao, Lu You) on display.
  • References

    Du Fu Thatched Cottage Wikipedia