This residence of the great Tang Dynasty
poet Du Fu (712-770) stands by Wanhua
(Flower) Stream in the western outskirts
of Chengdu. In 759, Du Fu was forced to
leave his hometown and settle in Chengdu,
where he built the thatched cottage. Of
his many poems, which are still widely
known among the Chinese people, over 240
were composed here.
To commemorate the great poet, an
exhibition hall has been set up there,
which displays many different editions
and foreign translations of his works.
Visitors here always find it interesting
to wander among the bamboo groves and
ponds in the peaceful compound around
the cottage, retracing the footsteps of
the great writer whose poems have
withstood the test of over 1,400 years.