A recently unveiled metro line in Chengdu provides a visual feast to people interested in the city's past and present.
Metro stations are a window, through which you get a glimpse of a city. A recently unveiled metro line in Chengdu, which features exquisite murals and designs themed on traditional culture, local tastes and even dinosaurs, provide a visual feast to people interested in the city's past and present.
A ceiling in the Simaqiao Station on Line 7 is decorated with paintings of ancient carriage and horse rider, with patterns of auspicious clouds surrounding them.
A mural of an ancient royal garden is seen on a wall at the Simaqiao Station.
Carriage wheels are seen on the ceiling of the Simaqiao Station.
A mural at the station of Chengdu University of Technology depicts dinosaurs that used to dominate the area.
A close-up look at a dinosaur on the mural, which is made up of 1.2 million mosaic tiles.
On the ceiling of the Jinsha Museum Station is seen the mythical "Sun Bird" worshipping the sun.
A mural at the Jinsha Museum Station portrays ancient people's daily work.
Paintings about food are seen on a wall in Yipintianxia Station, which sits near a famous local food street.
Pillars modeled on geological structures are seen at the station of Chengdu University of Technology.
Pillars in green jade-like design are seen at the Jinsha Museum Station.
The platform of the station of Railway North Station is designed like a railway platform.