WenShuFang Folk and Culture Street

WenShuFang Folk and Culture Street

WenShuFang Folk and Culture Street
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Roger F
San Francisco, CA79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Friends
Wenshufang (文殊坊) is a shopping district located south-southeast of the Wenshu Monastery. It includes a pedestrian only area known as the Folk Cultural Experiencing Zone (民俗文化体验区). This is a great area for restaurants, teahouses, and shops that sell curios, antiques, embroidery, artwork and Chinese herbs. The highly-rated Buddha Zen Hotel is also located within the pedestrian zone. Wenshufang architecture is traditional Chinese and therefore very picturesque and photogenic. It's like Jinli Street, but with more open space and smaller crowds. You can't go wrong spending and few days here. Book a room at the Buddha Zen and take your time exploring the monastery and neighborhood. Look for the teahouse that shares a building with the Jade Center. The tea menu is extensive and it's in English. You get a big thermos of hot water with your tea, so it's expected that you'll be spending a few hours.
Written July 5, 2014
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Wanderlust1954
La Jolla, CA340 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
After walking around the temple grounds, make sure to explore the streets around the temple, which have some excellent arts and crafts shops and museums. Plus plenty of dining options.

While Chengdu is old, having been a major stop on the Silk Road, very little of the old remains. Chengdu is a bustling city or maybe 20 million, and so most of the old has been erased or built over many times. So, to feel old China, you go to places like the monastery, the streets around it, Jinli street, and the “wide and narrow” streets.
Written November 8, 2019
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Andy A
Minneapolis, MN103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
Our hotel was only a block or so away, so we wandered through here and found it interesting. Good place to look for small gifts. Some of the people speak a little English, but we had to rely mostly on our very small stock of Chinese and a lot of hand gestures. Definitely a place worth visiting if you're already nearby.
Written June 28, 2017
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Allen N
Hong Kong, China35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015
What a great little area and a real gem. Not as busy as some of the other old parts of town but a really worthwhile place to look around and take some great photos of the traditional Chinese architecture.
Written October 11, 2015
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leeleo727
Noosaville, Australia32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo
I stayed at the Buddha Zen so this area was a pleasant morning stroll. There were different areas containing food antiquities and collectables. One area contained little ladies in traditional costume selling jade and other jewellery. It was interesting to see different tradesmen at work at their craft. Just near Buddha Zen was a store selling different items including Chinese horoscope such as the snake, the horse etc which were beautifully cutout and decorated and a nice gift that didn't way much to take home.
Written March 3, 2017
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Sally W
Hythe, UK1,165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
We stayed here in the Buddha Zen Hotel so we had ample time to explore these streets and to get on nodding terms with the locals. People come here for the Wenshu Temple but there is so much more. Lines of teahouses, food stalls, Tibetan jewellery stalls, Old buildings, and a fabulous vegetarian restaurant next to the temple. Choose the one on the first floor (2) rather than the buffet on the ground floor where you have to make your own hotpot. On Saturday there is a craft market in the area next to the temple, which also has a popular teahouse and musicians. There are two great bakeries, various shops, and lovely old buildings, but it is not spoilt and touristy like other old parts of Chengdu. It is lovely at night, when the streets are deserted.
Written November 19, 2016
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Denis B
Hua Hin, Thailand285 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Solo
While my friends were off to visit pandas, I was sick and stayed at the hotel. Feeling a little better I wondered into this area and was struck by the feeling of authentic culture and flavor. It was wonderful, colorful and delicious day.
Written October 5, 2016
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liucy752
Taipei, Taiwan1,549 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Solo
Located near by the Wenshu Yuan Monastery.

Like the Kuanzhai Ancient Street, it is an old-fashioned street for tourism and entertainment. There are many shops on the street, selling traditional food, tea, clothes, and souvenirs.

All of the things including buildings and activities on this street are copy of relic.

You can have fun here. But a special trip to this superficial tourist spot is not recommended if you are short on time. (visited the Wenshu Yuan Monastery is enough. )
Written June 8, 2016
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Barreiro-London
Staines, UK677 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
Chengdu is massive, with very high buildings and I was feeling like in an American city with Chinese people, until I found this place. Lovely Chinese architecture with lots of shops. Be brave and try the food. Don't miss it!
Written March 29, 2016
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Thom M
Providence, RI55 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Family
We stayed at a hotel right in the middle of the area but the shops and kiosk all tended to close by early evening. If you are visiting the monastery then if a fine place to stroll through - most of the shops and kiosks seemed to sell the same tourist knickknacks available elsewhere although a few stores had higher quality unique merchandise. At a minimum it was a pleasant place to walk without the crush of scooters and people.
Written November 22, 2015
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