Jinli Ancient Street
Jinli Ancient Street (Chinese name: Jinli Gu Jie, 锦里) is a modern commercial pedestrian street that embed into Chengdu ancient buildings, originally built during Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). It is located to the east of Wuhou temple, the most famous Three Kingdoms period relic museum in China. According to record, it was one of the busiest commercial areas during the Shu Kingdom (221-263). Hence, it is known as 'First Street of the Shu Kingdom'.
Over 550 meters in length, Jinli Ancient Street is the concentration of Chengdu nightlife, snacks and folk culture. There are many cafes and bars here - including Starbucks. They blend modern elements with the old buildings harmoniously. It is enjoyable to sit on a wooden or bamboo chair with a cup of delicious coffee. When night falls, the whole street is decorated with beautiful red lanterns on the each eave of the ancient buildings. These cafes or bars are the perfect place to take a break, rest, and soak up the local culture.
As well as the bars, Jinli Ancient Street is also the paradise for gourmand. It contains large amount of Sichuan snacks - Mapo Tofu, Fu Qi Fei Pian and so on. Very few people who visit this part of China leave without becoming hooked.
Strolling down the narrow street, you will find yourself surrounded by old-world stores selling lacquer products, folk handicrafts, Shu Embroidery and calligraphies. You can browse leisurely or purchase some souvenirs for your friends.
Opening time: 24 hours
Entrance ticket: Free