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Wenshu Monastery

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.
Wenshu Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in central Chengdu and is dedicated to the God of Wisdom. Wenshu and was founded during the Tang dynasty that lasted from 618 to 907 AD. Most of the buildings date back to the 17th century and at present Wenshu Monastery is the biggest temple in Chengdu with almost two hundred buildings within the complex. These temples feature works of art, carvings and over four hundred Buddhist statues. More eccentric exhibits comprise a Bodhivista embroidered from human hair, books written by 19th century monks using their own blood and the skull of Xuan Zang who was a famous Tang dynasty Buddhist master.
This monastery is popular and busy and visitors enjoy the lively ambiance around the monastery where worshippers buy incense, paper money and items to burn as offerings. Fortune tellers and firework stalls all put in to the lively environment at this well conserved temple.
Wenshu Monastery is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in China. It is worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place will leave a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justify the proud cultural tradition of China.

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