Wuhou Temple, located at the outskirts of Chengdu, was built to commemorate Zhuge Liang (legendary military strategist). Built in 223 AD, it has been damaged, removed and renovated for many times. Before Tang Dynasty, it was neighbored with Hanzhaolie Temple which was built for Liu Bei (emperor of Shu Han). In Ming Dynasty, it was removed into Hanzhaolie Temple.
Wuhou Temple faces the south with an axis running through main gate, second gate, Liubei’s hall and Wuhou hall. Liubei’s hall is in the highest place and its construction is very grand and magnificent, which shows the highest dignity of the emperor. Stepping into Hanzholie Temple, you can see a lot of tablets on the both side of road which connects the main gate and the second gate. The tablets recorded the detailed information on how to build and maintain the temple. In the east tablet corridor, Sanjue Tablet, rare and precious, was composed by chancellor Pi Du of Tang Dynasty and written by Liu Gongcuo, the famous calligrapher at that time.
In Zhuge Liang hall, you can see several statues of Zhuge Liang and his offspring. The back wall was embedded many stone inscription.
The Wuhou Temple was listed as a national historical site in 1961.
Admission Fee: 60RMB
Opening Time: 7:30 – 21:00 (in summer), 8:00 – 18: 30 (in winter)
How to get to: Take Buses of No.1, No.57, No.82, No.334, No.335, No.904 to bus stop of Wuhou Temple.