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Wuhou Temple

Out of consideration for the admiration for the Zhuge Ling, who lived from 181 until 234 AD, the Wuhou Temple was built in Chengdu’s south suburb. It is the most famous and influential in a series of temples which to admire Zhuge Liang. He is one of China’s famous historic figures, and he was a renowned minister and military strategist for Emperor Liu Bei (161-223) of the Shu Kingdom during the Three Kingdoms period in China. The temple is also dedicated to Emperor Liu Bei. It was built during the Qing dynasty in 1672. The name of WuHou Temple is come from his title- Wuxiang Hou in his lifetime. Despite of the statues to Zhuge Liang, you will find Emperor Liu Bei, Zhuge Liang and other officials of the Shu Kingdom, and there are ancient inscriptions and tablets. In brief, the temple is one of Chengdu’s major attractions and you can’t miss it.

As the saying goes- Readiness is all. So you need to know some about its history to appreciate this temple complex. During the Three Kingdoms period of China from the year 220 until 280, China was divided into three empires that were warring to conquer each other: the Wu, Wei and Shu Kingdoms. Liu Bei is the first emperor of this Kingdom, the ancient city of Chengdu was a part of the it. At last, however, the Shu Kingdom was finally defeated. But several hundred years later, a very famous poet named Dufu (712-770) of the Tang dynasty wrote a poem in which he said that Zhuge Liang’s shrine was in a glade of cypress trees. But there is nobody knows the location of the shrille.

Five sections, running south to north: the Gate, the Second Gate, the Hall of Liu Bei, the Corridor, and the Wuhou Temple, form the main body of the temple. It’s simple in style but dignified. Inside, clay sculptures of the Shu Emperor and his ministers stand together. Stepping into the temple, you will find the clay sculptures of the Shu Emperor and his ministers stand together. The number amounts to 47.

As the same as many famous mountains, many of the sayings and poems were written on inscribed stone tablets. The most valuable and famous tablet was set up in 805 AD. It is 144 inches high and 37 inches wide. It is called the Tablet of Triple Success. All in all, his great personality, his dedicated service to others, and his outstanding intelligence place Zhuge Liang above all emperors, generals, and ministers in history. Have a visit to Whhou Temple, then you will give your heart to him like many other Chinese.


Wuhou Temple Notes

Admission Fee: CNY 60

Recommended Time for a Visit: One hour

Bus Route: 14, 26, 53, 57, 213, 214

Opening Hours: 08:00 to 17:50