The Zhao Jie Temple
There are a number of temples sprinkled around Chengdu city, and Zhao Jie, although not the most centrally located, is a spiritual sanctuary not to be missed. It takes about an hour to get to, but it’s worth it for the authenticity and distinct absence of tourist crowds. The centuries-old wooden structures and pillars are lined with neat shrubbery, gently pacing monks and lingering plumes of incense. Spend an afternoon soaking up the peacefulness and history of the place, and enjoying a cup of tea in the traditional teahouse. Open 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 333 Zhao Qing Lu, Qing Long Chang, Chenghua district.