Temple of Marquis Wu (Wu Hou)


Marquis Wu (Zhuge Liang, 181-234) was a famous strategist, statesman, and inventor during the Three Kingdoms period. The prime minister of the Kingdom of Shu, his story is told in the famous novel "Romance of the Three Kingdoms." Chengdu (ancient Shu) is located in the modern province of Sichuan.

The temple's Stele Pavilion (Tang dynasty, 809) is shown here. The stele bears a text in praise of Pei Du, a high official under four Tang emperors. It is called the Triple Success Stele, because it was jointly created by three masters: of composition, calligraphy, and carving.