Situated in the sourthern suburbs of Chengdu, the Temple of Marquis Wu was built in memory of Zhuge Liang(181-234), prime minister of the State of Shu during the Three Kingdoms period (220-280). It is the most famous temple to commemorate Zhuge Liang, Liu Bei and other heroes of the State of Shu in China, the only temple for the worship of both the king and his high-ranking official, and the most influential museum of the historical relics of the Three Kingdoms in the country. It embodies the high combonation of Confucianist culture with military ideology, and is acclaimed as a scared land of the Three Kingdom by the people at home and abroad. In 1961 it was included in the first group of the key historical monuments under state protection by the State Council.
The Temple of Marquis Wu is tucked away in the lushly growing cypress trees, and faces south. Along the central axial line, there are a number of architectural structures, such as the front gate, the second gate, Hall of Liu Bei, Passage Hall and Hall of Zhuge Liang; and the graveyard of Liu Bei is on the western side. In the temple, tourists can find 47 clay sculptures of the historical figures of the Shu Han, more than 50 steles, over 60 plaques, and over 10 ancient cooking vessels, stoves, bells and drums.
The newly established “Three Kingdoms Culture” Exhibition Area is composed of two parts; the exhibition hall and the external environment. The external environment consists of the Sanfen Bridge, mythological animals, auspicious sculpted animals, spirit beasts, broken pillars of the Han Palace. “Fighting for the State”, “Immortal at the River” (a stone carving on the broken wall), and the carved stone preface. The exhibition hall falls into five parts, i.e., the stormy Situatuion of War. Farming and Sericulture, and Lingering Customs and Lifestyle of the Past.
Transport : It can be reached by bus Nos. 1, 10, 57, 82 and 301
231 Wuhouci Street Wuhou, Chengdu, Sichuan, China