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Jinli Pedestrian Street

Jinli Street, Wuhou District, Chengdu 610041, China
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Ranked #7 of 190 attractions in Chengdu
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Disneyland Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This place is quite pretty, but also really overcrowded at some times. Unless you can go there on a week day, I'd recommend to skip it. You can find some very local street food there (which also means very spicy). The quality is really good, but the price is much higher than in random streets around Chengdu, there's also not... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Jinli Pedestrian Street contained some very unusual and interesting vendors selling many locally made products and local specialties. We enjoyed shopping and watching the people to see what they had purchased! However, the street was just swarming with people. I live in China so I'm used to people, but this reminded me of the Chinese New Year Flower Streets in... More

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Harbin, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I lived in Chengdu for a while in 2013 and having visited Jinli Street a few times I can definitely recommend it. Maybe there are a lot of these new but made to look old streets in China, but it's still a pleasant place to have a walk. There's a lot of stalls to buy street snacks and the whole... More

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El Paso, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was part of the tour, and is called "broken alley", chock-full of people and a person-powered cab, remniscent of what had existed before redevelopment. It is now a completely commercial zone, capped off with, wait, you know it, a STARBUCKS! No complaint from me about that, though, because I have stock in that fine company. Their biggest selling point,... More

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Zhuhai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a typical "old made new to look old" street packed with tourist shops. If you are new to China, it is definitely worth a visit. If you have been around, it is not better than other, similar streets in other Chinese cities. Packed with Chinese tourists, and more packed at night. Guard yourself from pickpockets. The tourist shops... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Jinli is a must when visiting Chengdu. Go at night to see the whole place in lights, but be prepared for the amount of people. Junli has loads of old-style Chinese markets and street food and it's a nice place to walk around in the evening looking around.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Need to know points about Jinli St in order of importance: 1) pickpockets are prevalent. Bring only what you need and guard it. 2) crowded, touristy, decent chance of being pickpocketed, but totally worth it. Neat architecture, unique handicraft, cool little tea shops, diverse street food (none to my personal liking, but very popular, and wife liked several things.) 3)... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It is pretty obvious that this place has been set up as a tourist trap but it is still worthwhile to experience. Don't expect any bargain souvenirs but there are plenty of weird and wonderful foods to check out. Since we are in Sichuan, you can expect most foods to be pretty spicy. And since we are in China, be... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Chinese do not believe in queing. If you want to be served you need to be agressive otherwise everyone cuts in front of you. Try all the street food. Very good. Lots of nice photo ops. Go early for the opera shows.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Jinli Street should be on everyone's itinerary for Chengdu. The traditional architecture is very picturesque and it's a great place for people watching. It can be very crowded on weekends, so if you can't handle the crush, this may not be the place for you. The food stalls are phenomenal. And the menus are translated into English. Just point to... More

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