this is a great street to visit and get some cool picture. they have it decorated authentic. you can walk around and buy little trinkets to bring back to friends.
One visit was not enough, we so enjoyed the atmosphere we returned within 48 hours to take on board another sample of an historical shopping street that as yet has not been spoilt by " come inside and see .... " brigade. Now is the time to visit before tourism spoils this little gem.
Lots of touristy shops, preserves some traditional culture, but most of it is gone. The food is average, and I would suggest you bring your own inside. I saw a live tea ceremony and a candy-maker, which was really cool, but the other shops/stands were basically selling the same things (toys, weird charms, etc)
To tell the truth, I was disappointed with Jinli Street. I guess it became a bit too touristy and popular to preserve its original liveliness and charm. Sure, there were shops with traditional objects (one shop with candy-picture, one shop with shadow theatre figures, one shop with...), but also many others: one shop with traditional African things (?!), some with... More
Not exactly an ancient street in Chengdu city. Rather a re modeled one. Still worth a 2 to 3 hour visit. It is better than the Kuanzhai alley.
Good place to get a taste of Chengdu. Very touristy in flavour but lots of Sichuan souvenir shops. We spent a good hour or so trying various local food specialties, taste by taste. Great people watching.
Yes, Jinli is very touristy. I guess it can be said to be the No. 1 tourist spot in Chengdu. It seemed like all tourists and locals converge here every evening, but there is good reason for that. This charming walking street has managed to retain its old-world charm whilst embracing modern tourism attractions, such as Starbucks and cheap-looking, mass-produced... More
If you are into photography i suggest visiting here in the dusk and evening when the lanterns are all lit up it makes for a better photo op. I found the food prices here to be a bit on the expensive side versus eating around the rest of chengdu.
This is my favourite part of Chengdu, very popular with locals and tourists alike. Great architecture, I suppose it resembles somewhat how it was. The food stalls are popular and the snacks are varied and tasty. Tried the Sichuan peppercorn here, very spicy, weird but tasty flavour. Purchased many trinkets for the family and friends back home.
We explored Jinli Pedestrian Street for an hour or so before dinner one evening. It was pretty at night with the lanterns glowing and people enjoying street food. We have been in many of these type streets throughout China, but each one has it's own character, so we still saw things here that we haven't seen elsewhere; foods particular to... More
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