LikeWide and Narrow Alley(Kuanzhai Xiangzi)


simplified Chinese
宽窄巷子
traditional Chinese
寬窄巷子
Pinyin
kuān zhǎi xiàng zǐ

kingleoricChengduAncient Streets

Consisting of Wide Alley (Kuan Xiangzi), Narrow Alley (Zhai Xiangzi), Well Alley (Jing Xiangzi) three parallel ancient city alleys and 45 courtyards along them, Wide and Narrow Alley is one of Chengdu’s historical and cultural reserves, together with Daci Temple reserve and Wenshu Monastery reserve. It is a microcosm of the city’s history as well as a deep mark in local people’s memory.

The history of Wide and Narrow Alley can be dated back to the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911 AD). At that time, the area was a city within the Chengdu city called Mancheng City or Shaocheng City, where the court quartered troops. As time passed by, the city decayed and only the Wide Alley and Narrow Alley were left. In 2003, renovation work of the two alleys began, aiming to build a complex cultural and business street with the functions of tourism and recreation. On June 14, 2008, the newly renovated Wide, Narrow and Well Alley were opened to the public, located in nowadays Qingyang District, to the east of Tongren Road and west of Changshun Street. Nowadays, Wide and Narrow Alley is a popular entertainment and nightlife block as well as a famous tourism site, with lots of restaurants, pubs, teahouses, and stores selling featured souvenirs.

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  • Gilbert

    Gilbert1 year ago10

    Very worthwhile visit, Not as popular as Jinli street but also less crowded (usually) Lots of nice restaurants (traditional chinese as well as western style. These are 2 parallel streets which have been totally renovated and are 100% pedestrian. I visit 3-4 times a year and always enjoy it.

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