Wuhou Temple

Entrance Fee CNY 50
Free for children under 1.3m (4.3ft) or under 6 years old.
Opening Hours 8:00 – 18:30 (tickets selling stops at 17:30)
Time for a Visit
2-4 hour

Wuhou Temple, also recognized as the Wuhou Shrine Temple of Marquis, stands as a tribute to the revered figure of Zhuge Liang, the Marquis Wu (Wuhou) of the Kingdom of Shu during the tumultuous Three Kingdoms Period (220 – 280). Zhuge Liang is celebrated as a multifaceted genius, renowned for his prowess as a politician, militarist, diplomat, and astronomer. Within the expansive grounds of Wuhou Temple, visitors can pay homage to Zhuge Liang’s enduring legacy and immerse themselves in the rich history of the Three Kingdoms era.

Situated in the southwestern part of downtown Chengdu, Wuhou Temple shares its space with the Temple of Liu Bei, the revered emperor of the Shuhan Kingdom. Liu Bei’s mausoleum, another notable historical site, further enhances the significance of this revered complex.

The exact date of Wuhou Temple’s establishment remains unclear, but historical records indicate that it was built adjacent to the Temple of Liu Bei. Consequently, the entrance plaque bears the inscription “Zhaolie Temple of Shuhan Kingdom,” paying homage to Liu Bei’s posthumous title, Zhaolie. The current iteration of Wuhou Temple was reconstructed in 1672, preserving its historical significance and ensuring that future generations can continue to pay tribute to the illustrious figures of the Three Kingdoms era.

For visitors to Chengdu, Wuhou Temple offers a unique opportunity to delve into the rich tapestry of Chinese history and explore the legacies of Zhuge Liang and Liu Bei, two towering figures whose contributions continue to resonate to this day.

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