Living in Chengdu City for a short time and having always heard of the Wenshu Monastery, I finally had an opportunity to visit this historic site. It is said that Wenshu Monastery is a famous Buddhist temple and belongs to the ten top attractive destinations in Chengdu. It is autumn now with a cool weather and beautiful sunshine, which make my trip more delightful.
Wenshu Monastery is located near the city center so I had decided to take a the new Chengdu Metro to the Wenshu Monastery Stop. Oddly enough this station is still a short walk from the Temples main gate, so when you visit go north on Remin Zhong Lu. The entrance fee is only 5 Yuan and upon entering the main gate, I am presented with all kinds of statues, which are of typical Buddhism style. There are many people kneeling in front of these Buddhist statutes, burning incense and making prayer.
When walking deeper into the complex, a quiet green forest come into my sight with many high trees covering the sky. Passing along the small stone roads, I am presented with many other temples hiding within the trees. There are fewer people and I can see occasionally one or two monks doing exercise in the woods. At that time a feeling of tranquility rise in my heart and all the worries fade away. Perhaps this is where the charm of Buddhism lies.