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How to Visit Wangjiang Pavilion Park in Chengdu

Thursday, September 16th, 2021
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Plan your Chengdu tour? Wangjiang Pavilion Park is a nice place to appreciate the Chinese traditional architectures and the bamboo landscape, as well as get to know Xue Tao (768 – 832), a famous poetess in Tang Dynasty.

ABC of Wangjiang Pavilion Park

Wangjiang Pavilion Park is one of the famous historical and traditional cultural sites in Chengdu along with Wuhou Shrine and Du Fu Thatched Cottage.

The park was originally built in Ming and Qing dynasties in commermoration of Xue Tao (768 – 832), a famous poetess in Tang Dynasty. She was versatile and pretty. She wrote over 500 poems, She was greatly admired by her contemporaries.

Bamboos will catch your eyes when you enter the park. Xue loved bamboos very much. Therea are over 150 kinds of bamboos in memory of Xue Tao. The bamboos garden in Wangjiang Tower Park is the best and finest one in Chengdu.

There are a few renowned ancient buildings of Qing Dynasty ( 1644 – 1911 ) in the park, including Chongli Pavilion, Brocade Washing Pavilion, Poems Chanting Pavilion,Huan Jian Pavilion etc.

So actually Wangjiang Pavilion Park is named after a group of the ancient pavilions overlooking Jinjiang River in the park. The park is also often translated as “Wangjiang Tower Park”.

Among the several “River Viewing” pavilions, Chongli Pavilion is the tallest with the spectacular view. “Chongli”(崇丽)literally means ” tall and pretty”. It is over 30 meters high, with four layers – the upper two layers for the octagonal, the lower two layers for the quadrangle. It has a gilt top, a yellow roof ridge, with green tiles, red columns, and high angle eaves.

How to get there and Entrance fees

As its name “Wangjiang” (River Viewing) suggests, so Wangjiang Pavilion Park is located in the southeast of downtown Chengdu, standing along Jinjiang River (Brocade River), south of Jiuyanqiao Bar Street, just next to Sichuan University.

The location of Wangjiang Pavilion Park ( Google Map)

There are three gates to the park – North, West and South. You are advised to enter the park through the north entrance walking from Jiuyanqiao Bar Street along Jinjiang River.

Public Transport
Bus lines: Bus No. 19, 35, 335 and alight at Wangjiang Lou Park (Wangjiang Pavilion Park).

Entrance Fees
The Garden area is free of charge;
Cultural relics reserve area: 20 yuan per person

Opening Time
Monday to Sunday 08:00-18:00 ( New Year’s Eve is closed)
Ticketing time: 08:30-17:00.

Address: 30 Wangjiang Road, Chengdu

Virtual Tour of Wangjiang Pavilion Park

Follow us for a brief virtual tour of Wangjiang Tower Park.

The north entrance to Wangjiang Pavilion Park
The Bamboo Grove in Wangjiang Tower Park
The entrance to the Xue Tao Memorial Hall compound
Inside the memorial compound and Xue Tao’s Statue
Chongli Pavilion is the tallest with the spectacular view
Poems Chanting Pavilion
Huan Jian Pavilion

Hassle-free Chengdu Guided Tours

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours, here are some options for Chengdu and Sichuan guided tours:

Chengdu tour
Chengdu Car Rental with Driver
Create My Chengdu Trip
Jiuzhaigou Tour
Sichuan Tour

Further Readings


Top 10 Attractions in Chengdu
Best Time to Visit Chengdu
Chengdu Airport
Railway stations in Chengdu
Chengdu Taxi
How to visit Wuhou Shrine
How to visit Du Fu Thatched Cottage
How to visit Jinsha Site Museum
How to Visit Tomb of Wangjian
How to Visit Wangjiang Pavilion Park
How to Visit Qingyang Taoist Temple
How to Visit Jinli Street
How to visit Kuan Alley and Zhai Alley
How to visit Qintai Road, Qintai Street Chengdu
How to visit Shaoling Road Bar Street
How to Visit Jiuyanqiao Bar Street
The Old Teahouse in Pengzhen Town, Chengdu

Drive from Hanzhong to Ya’an
Ya’an Night View
Most Beautiful Sky Road in China
Night View of Moxi Old Town
Camp No.03 at Hailuogou Glacier
Camp No.04 at Hailuogou Glacier
Night View of Kangding
Drive from Kangding to Xinduqiao
Drive from Xinduqiao to Danba
Jiarong Tibetan Blockhouses
Jiarong Tibetan Ancient Watchtowers
Drive from Xinduqiao to Yajiang
Drive from Yajiang to Litang
Drive from Litang to Daocheng
Drive from Litang to Batang
Drive from Batang to Mangkang
Drive from Shangri-la to Daocheng
Drive from Daocheng to Yading
Yading Brings You Inner Peace

Bipenggou is a fairyland in Autumn
When is the best time to visit Jiuzhaigou?
Best Places to Visit Autumn Leaves in Sichuan
Top 10 Places to Visit in Sichuan
Ruoergai Grassland, my first trip to Ruoergai Grassland

Any questions, just drop a line.