Kuanzhai Ancient Street of Qing Dynasty, Chengdu

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Walking around Kuanzhai Ancient Street of Qing Dynasty takes you back to a Qing-period leisure district for local imperial officers. With a number of old-fashioned teahouses, the three well-preserved parallel streets offer a traditional laid-back retreat from the busy city. Sample some Sichuan cuisine in a folk-style restaurant, visit boutique hotels, explore traditional courtyards, or simply watch locals play games outside their shops. Street performances of traditional music happen regularly along a 400 m (1,312 ft) wall made of bricks from different dynastic periods. A visit to Kuanzhai Ancient Street of Qing Dynasty represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Chengdu vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • August 17, 2017
    a few ancient streets to shop and see. a lot of tourists. lots of shops and restaurants ( chinese opera and gong fu cha). a classic !  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    The place is crowded, there is a Starbucks (which is not a plus), and it lost a bit of its authenticity. But to get an idea of the ancient city, this is a great place to go. The streets are bustling, ...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    We're walking around with a local friend and the street, the buildings, the shops, the workshops and the street stalls are a fantastic way to get some taste of old Chinese culture  more »

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