How to visit Jinli Old Street in Chengdu

Plan your Chengdu Tour? One thing you should not miss out is to wander through Jinli Ancient Street (锦里), originally built as early as Shu Kingdom ( 220 – 280 AD) and known as “The First Street of the Shu Kingdom” .

Wu Hou Shrine and Jinli Pedestrian Street

Jinli Pedestrian Street (锦里) is located just next door to Wuhou Shrine. Actually Jinli Street is part of the Wuhou Shrine Museum’s complex.

The circled north-south 350-metre-long Jinli Street 锦里 ( Google Map)

It has become a major tourist attraction in Chengdu, attracting a great number of travelers each each year, which boasts of ancient buildings, traditional cultures, local food and customs.

People people often put the two together for a half day city tour in Chengdu. Basically after vsiting Wuhou Shrine from South to North, people would turn right and enter the the 350-metre-long Jinli Pedestrian Street and walking from north to south.

ABC of Jinli Street

The old street of Jinli (锦里) tends to immerse people into the atmosphere of the old charming Chengdu and give people an opportunity to savour local culture and foods.

Jinli Old Street combines the ambience of ancient and modern China. Strolling down the narrow street, you will find yourself surrounded by a charming old world. The wooden steles and the brick-walls exhibit an ancient charm.

There are also a variety of Sichuan characteristic snacks in the street, a variety of teahouses, cafes, bars, and inns.

At dusk, Jinli Street will be lit up, quite charming, suitable for taking photos and hang out for a drink.

How to get there and entrance fee

Entrance Fee: free
Opening Hours: the whole day
How to get there: Take No. 1, 57, 82, 334 and 335 and get off at Wuhouci Station, or take Bus no.8 and no.21 and get off at Wuhouci East Street Station.
Address: 231-1 Wuhouci Street, Wuhou District, Chengdu

Brief Virtual Tour of Jinli Pedestrian Street

Follow us to walk through Jinli Street from the north down to the south.

A Jinli paifang, a traditional style of Chinese architectural gateway structure
The narrow part of Jinli Street reminiscent of the old hutong in Beijing
A variety of teahouses, cafes, bars, and inns
An old stage, where Chinese operas and performaces are held during the festivals
Exploring an antique store on the Jinli Street
Looking for trinkets
The sugar man is using hot, liquid sugar to create three-dimensional figures.
A vendor selling the oriental art supplies: brushes, ink etc.
A starbucks shop on the Jinli Street
Again a Jinli paifang marks the its southern end.

Hassle-free Chengdu Guided Tours

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours, here are some options for Chengdu and Sichuan guided tours:

Chengdu tour
Chengdu Car Rental with Driver
Create My Chengdu Trip
Jiuzhaigou Tour
Sichuan Tour

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