Wide and Narrow Alley

 

The wide and narrow alleys (Kuai Zhai Xiangzi) are two ancient streets restoring the old archetecture in Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) styles, and they are the shorten versions of Chengdu, a city combining history and modern changes.

A visit to the alleys, visitors can experience the leisurely and comfortable life in Chengdu with boutique hotels, characteristic local snacks and cuisines, traditional teahouse, distinctive inns and relaxing Spas. The historical and cultural area of the wide and narrow alleys is consists of wide alley, narrow alley, jing (well) alley and quadrangle courtyards.

The wide alley is the representative of Chengdu folk culture, with the theme is travel and leisure. Narrow Alley reflects the slow life in Chengdu and is a great place to spend the quiet afternoon. Jing (Well) Alley, is closely neighboring the wide and narrow alleys. a great place to have a taste of the multicolored modern night. This public place of entertainment is themed with creative fashion with pubs, night clubs and characteristic restaurants. Narrow Alley, Slow Life

Walking across the south-north passageway of the wide alley, visitors reach the narrow alley which was called Taiping Lane during Qing Dynasty (1644 to 1911). There are western food, Coffee, retails and themed culture salon in the courtyard and the long alley. Decorated with elegant ambience of fashion in German, Japanese, American, French, Indian styles, the narrow alley really reflects the slow life in Chengdu and is a great place to spend the quiet afternoon.