Wenshu Temple, a monastery which dates back to the Tang dynasty, is Chengdu's largest and best-preserved Buddhist temple. Originally known as Xinxiang Temple, it was renamed after a Buddhist monk who lived there in the late 17 th century. Perhaps the best thing about the monastery is the bustling crowd of worshippers who flock to the place. Together with the exquisite relief carvings that decorate many of the buildings in the complex, they render the temple well worth a visit.
Wenshu Temple offers a special treat for vegetarians where there is an excellent vegetarian restaurant with an English menu. And it is also a good place to drink tea among Chengdu people.