The Wenshu Yuan monastery in Chengdu, China was built during the Tang Dynasty and of one of the best preserved Buddhist monasteries in the area. The monastery is really an amazing site. The monastery is constructed on a large 11,600 square meter area with five halls which are referred to as Tiangwang hall, Sandatu hall, Daxionbao hall, Shuofa and Cangjin pavilion. It is the home of the Buddhist Association of Sichuan Province and Chengdu City.
One of the main highlights of the monastery is the relics which includes paintings, artwork and calligraphy that have been stored there for a long time period. One of the rarest of all thee relics available is the broken skull of a renowned monk named Xuan Zhang from the Tang Dynasty. The monastery includes close to three hundred statues of Lord Buddha and out of these a amazingly beautiful jade Buddha statue is said to be the most important. There are also statues turned out from different material including iron, bronze, wood, stone etc.
The Wenshu Yuan monastery is a place you must visit if you are travelling to the interesting and vibrant Chinese region of Chengdu. To find a hotel in Chengdu which provides exclusive facilities and great service you should place a reservation in advance. The Millennium Chengdu is on such lovely hotel which offers a high quality service standard whether you are travelling either on leisure or business. A Chengdu hotel such as the Millennium will be a great choice whether you are travelling with friends or family. The modern amenities and the friendly staff will make your stay more memorable and enjoyable.
China is a very popular holiday destination that is not only rich in culture and heritage but also the home to a range of modern sites and attractions. If you are holidaying in China make sure you visit different parts of this amazing and massive country because each section of this unique country has its unique features. In Chengdu you will find many sites that are linked with the history of China and Buddhism which is the commonly practiced religion in the country.
Umanga Kahandawaarachchi is a passionate travel writer who writes under the pen name, Maggie Tulliver. Her field of writing covers a wide array of content and articles related to travel and hospitality industry.