Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Sights to See: Wide and Narrow Alley or Kuanzhai Xiangzi, Chengdu, China


Wide and Narrow Alley/Kuanzhai Xiangzi  These “ancient” streets--there are actually three--are lined with restored Qing-era buildings, many of which hold shops, restaurants, and a few boutique hotels.  There is Wide Alley--the wide main street--and two side streets known as the narrow and well streets.  Narrow Alley is just that, with more shops and restaurants, while Well Alley, also known as Jing Alley and Ruyi Lane, aims to be more contemporary and is considered the most beautiful historical block of Chengdu.  The Experiencing House of Old Chengdu Life museum located on Wide Alley is composed of a kitchen, study, living room, and bedroom, and has exhibits about the daily life of a common family during the period of the Republic of China (1912–1949).  

people stroll Wide Alley in Chengdu, China
people stroll Wide Alley in Chengdu, China



Wide Alley in Chengdu, China
Wide Alley in Chengdu, China



public art in Wide Alley in Chengdu, China
public art in Wide Alley in Chengdu, China



public art in Wide Alley in Chengdu, China
public art in Wide Alley in Chengdu, China



panda specialty shop in Wide Alley in Chengdu, China
panda specialty shop in Wide Alley in Chengdu, China



Starbucks in Narrow Alley in Chengdu, China
Starbucks in Narrow Alley in Chengdu, China



girls at entrance to restaurant in Narrow Alley in Chengdu, China
girls at entrance to restaurant in Narrow Alley in Chengdu, China



ice cream treats in Narrow Alley in Chengdu, China
ice cream treats in Narrow Alley in Chengdu, China




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