Kuanzhai Alley

Kuanzhai Alley, Chengdu: Address, Kuanzhai Alley Reviews: 4/5

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Stephen C
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Couples
This is one of the must visit places for tourists visiting Chengdu. We came on a Friday afternoon and even then, it was bustling with people.

I would recommend getting there by public transport as it is not easy to find parking. The place is packed with eateries and souvenir shops. Chengdu is famous for its street food culture and this will be a good place to give it a try.

There are also many Teahouses serving Chinese tea and finger food. Here, you should also be able to catch the popular Sichuan cultural performances, including the popular opera, the art of Changing Face.

As you walk around the alleys, you will also catch some people offering ear cleaning services for around 60 rmb.
Written April 24, 2021
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Michael Lizar
Chongqing, China356 contributions
Friends
I got a recommendation to visit this place, one of the points of interest and landmarks in Chengdu. We stop our bike at the main gate and have a walk here. Tbh, overly crowded here and many signature foods and snacks here but some of them are pricey. Don't get lost here! You better come a night 🌟
Written December 3, 2020
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Ailton007
Seattle, WA826 contributions
A paradise for photographers and great place to stroll, visit little shops and have a Sichuan tea ceremony. Also great for trying out local food and watch Sichuan opera performances. Fairly inexpensive and takes about 30 min. You have to go inside a lot of the houses to discover the courtyards, gardens, statues etc.
We liked it so much that we came back on another day before headed to the airport. All walkable and easy to get to by Did (taxi)
Written April 10, 2021
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Bobok18
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia30 contributions
Family
Lots of street food here. If you want local Chengdu street food, this is the place. There are 3 streets parallel to each other. Kuan alley, zhai alley & jing alley. Each of them have their own unique attractions but food are the main highlight at these alleys. Spent abt 2-3 hrs here. Qintai Road where the sichuan opera shufenyayun is abt 20mins away so plan your time properly so ypu can cover these 2 attractions all in a go.
Written January 2, 2020
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yipjcs88
Hong Kong, China9,934 contributions
I have visited the place several times but the place is always interesting for walking around. It offers a variety of Sichuan foods, stage shows, souvenirs, etc. There is a back alley adjacent to the wide (kuan) and narrow (zhai) alleys, but most of the shops are in the latter two. Found some interesting people in the back alley; people dressed in Chinese opera costumes and posing for photos.
Written March 31, 2020
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,095 contributions
The area of ancient wide and narrow alley-ways has many well-preserved, renovated, and rebuilt Qing Dynasty buildings is a cultural treasure of Chengdu. There are shops selling local handicrafts, and Sichuan eateries offering local foods, some of which are Sichuan-spicy. A very touristy area.
Written March 6, 2020
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Zarza's Travels
China381 contributions
Solo
An interesting place to see, in terms of architecture but it was extremely busy and lots of people wanting to take pictures with foreigners, which of course happens in China but to an uncomfortable level here. Loads of food stalls and little shops, selling everything from embroidery to plastic toys. Some beautiful tea rooms but hard to get close to see them properly. Visited from 5 - 7pm and it was manic whilst leaving. Was much quicker walking away from the area to get a taxi then trying to get one from there. Worth a look, definitely, but a one time only exploration for me!
Written July 15, 2021
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semitsvetik68
Xinmi, China116 contributions
Couples
Went during May Day holiday. There were too many people! As many as herrings in a caddy. Could stay there for about half an hour. The same night market with souvenir shops and snacks, but more costly than in the city. Maybe, a good walk in a low season
Written May 12, 2021
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Kyle Ciulla
Beijing, China288 contributions
Solo
This is where you should be going for lunch for one of your days in Chengdu. So many great places to get kebabs, but the Chinese version haha. I live in China, and in my opinion Chengdu has the best food. Be adventurous, and try this amazing food. It will be crowded, but that is ok! It’s an amazing experience!
Written October 9, 2021
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,095 contributions
Friends
There are many interesting structures, shops and eateries in the Kuanzhai Alley pedestrian area. We tried some of the street foods, but without being too adventurous. There are many beautiful and unique photo ops throughout the area. It is a sightseer’s haven. It is a good place to learn about Chengdu’s Qing Dynasty cultural and historic significance. There are many side alleys to walk. All with interesting things to see, including the Daci Temple, Wenshu Monastery, and more.
Written May 12, 2019
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