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Memorial Wuhou memorial

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Wuhou memorial or the Temple of Uskie Howe is one of the largest and oldest memorial complex, which is located in the southeastern part of Chengdu. Wuhou memorial consists of several exhibition pavilions, scenic grounds and gardens, artificial ponds, through which is spanned by arched bridges, temples, and burial places of people belonging to the privileged sections of society. The most valuable, from a historical point of view, are considered to be graves, where are buried Zhuge Liang, Prime Minister of the three kingdoms era and the Emperor Liu bei.

At the entrance to the memorial complex is the main temple, built in the period of Sixteen kingdoms and is dedicated to the brave voenkomatom Zhuge Liang. The structure was repeatedly destroyed during the civil wars, and in 1672 is fully restored thanks to the efforts of the emperors of the Qing dynasty.

Inside the temple you can see ancient sculptures of famous generals and officials, are depicted with extreme realism and use of a variety of colors. This technique is rarely used by the masters of the state of Shu, so the statues deserve special attention.

Behind the main temple there is a large pond with gorgeous blooming Lotus, the temple of Liu bei and the pavilion where the exposition showing a collection of miscellaneous relics of the period of the three kingdoms era. In the same pavilion are periodically held mini-performances with local artists dressed in traditional clothes and playing ancient musical instruments. Annually Wuhou memorial is visited by many tourists wishing to get acquainted with the history of the memorial complex.