Teahouse and leisurely life
An old Chengdu saying goes, “Sunny days are rare, but teahouses are abundant”. Teahouses have played diverse social roles in the history of Chengdu. Locals are passionate about going to tea houses — not only for tea, snacks, and entertainment, but also for social gatherings and business meetings
May 20, 2014
Visiting Chengdu's Teahouses
There are a large number of teahouses in Chengdu, of different classes from luxury to street-side stalks. Here we introduce some teahouses for you to find your own best in the city.
Nov 27, 2015
Featured streets and historic towns
The Wide and Narrow Alleys (Kuan and Zhai Alleys) were first built during the Qing dynasty for Manchu soldiers. The alleys remained residential until 2003 when the local government turned the area into a mixed-use strip of restaurants, teahouses, bars, avant-garde galleries and residential houses. Historic architecture has been well preserved in the Wide and Narrow Alleys.