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Thatched Cottage of Du Fu

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
The thatched cottage of the famous Tang dynasty poet Du Fu lies at the side of the Washing Brook in west Chengdu. In 759, due to the poverty and social upheavals in his home province Gansu, Du Fu moved to the outskirts of Chengdu, where he built the thatched hut on 44 hectares and settled down to write. During his stay of nearly 4 years, he composed more than 240 poems reflecting his enlightened views on the poverty and misery experienced by the people. The original residence disappeared long ago and over the centuries the commemorative shrine to the poet has developed within a pleasant park. Some buildings date back to the Ming and Qing dynasties and the poetic history hall, the thatched entrance, Gongbuci Temple and the Shaoling Stone Monument.
Thatched cottage of Du Fu adds to the beauty of China and this fact has consolidated along with abroad tourists visiting the place, making it the most favorite holiday destination for most of the vacation lovers.

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