Wide and Narrow Alley (Kuanzhai Xiangzi)
Consisting of Wide Alley (Kuan Xiangzi), Narrow Alley (Zhai Xiangzi), Well Alley (Jing Xiangzi) three parallel ancient city alleys and 45 courtyards along them, Wide and Narrow Alley is one of Chengdu’s historical and cultural reserves, together with Daci Temple reserve and Wenshu Monastery reserve. It is a microcosm of the city’s history as well as a deep mark in local people’s memory.
The history of Wide and Narrow Alley can be dated back to the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911 AD). At that time, the area was a city within the Chengdu city called Mancheng City or Shaocheng City, where the court quartered troops. As time passed by, the city decayed and only the Wide Alley and Narrow Alley were left. In 2003, renovation work of the two alleys began, aiming to build a complex cultural and business street with the functions of tourism and recreation. On June 14, 2008, the newly renovated Wide, Narrow and Well Alley were opened to the public, located in nowadays Qingyang District, to the east of Tongren Road and west of Changshun Street. Nowadays, Wide and Narrow Alley is a popular entertainment and nightlife block as well as a famous tourism site, with lots of restaurants, pubs, teahouses, and stores selling featured souvenirs.
How to get to Wide and Narrow Alley
Take bus 51, 62, 70, 93, 163 or 340, and get off at Kuanzhai Xiangzi (Wide and Narrow Alley) Station.
Take Metro Line 4, get off at Wide and Narrow Alley Station. Then walk southeast and arrive at the scenic area.
Take Metro Line 2, get off at People's Park Station, get out from Exit D1 and then walk along Changshun Upper Road to get there.
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When I arrive in CD on immigration, I get some kind of transit visa. If this is enough to go to the city with it, or do I also need a 5-day visa (I am a German citizen). Thank you in advance for the information.
why dont we stop at metro line 4, kuanzhaixiangzi alley metro station?
Which one better? stop at line 2 " people park station" or line 4 " kuanzhai alley station?" I mean which one less walk to the alley?