Must-visit Attractions in Downtown Chengdu

Authors: Go Chengdu

2016-10-19

From the modern and bustling Chunxi Road to the historic and tranquil Wenshu Monastery, there are so many must-visit attractions in Chengdu’s city center, which are believed to be the best places to soak up the quintessence of the city’s fascinating culture.


Wide & Narrow Alleys
Widely regarded as a representative of “Real Chengdu” for their cultural milieu, old-style architectures and vestiges of life styles in old Chengdu, the Wide & Narrow Alleys have become one of the most popular tourist attractions in downtown Chengdu over the recent years. Consisting of three remodeled parallel alleyways dating back to the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911), the Kuan, Zhai and Jing alleys, the cultural block features a pleasant mixture of a traditional setting tinted with the modern touch — stone-paved paths lined with blue-brick buildings, quadruple courtyards with bronze button studded wooden doors, exquisitely decorated tea houses, cafes, bars, bookstores, boutiques and restaurants.

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