Jinli Street is situated in the south
district of Chengdu city, the east to Wuhou Temple
(the most famous Three Kingdoms period (220 -
280) relic in China). It is a place where visitors
can enjoy the delicious Sichuan food and snacks
and the local remarkable folk culture.
Jinli street appeared during the Qing
Dynasty and undergone large renovation and restoration
in 2004. Now it is a popular walking street for
both the locals and visitors.
Old buildings line the street and
housed inside these buildings are tea houses,
stores and hotels. The polish flagstone-paved
road allow visitors to imagine life here long
ago. Wandering into a store at random, visitors
will discover various kinds of Embroidery, lacquerware,
folk handicrafts, curios, or calligraphies and
paintings of celebrities, which provide good shopping
opportunity as well as feast for eyes.
There is a wooden stage which looks
like an ancient pavilion in the middle part of
the street. Classical Sichun Opera are performed
here on a regular schedule. The funny shadow puppetry
show or hand puppet put on by folk artisans is
perhaps the most interesting things to watch.
The shadow puppetry show has a history of more
than one thousand years in China. It displays
interesting Chinese historical stories with little
On the traditional Chinese festivals
such as Lantern Festival, Mid-autumn Day, Dragon
Boat Festival, there are various kinds of activities
in Jinli Street.
Visitors also can find bars and caf¨¦s
in Jinli Street, all with classical layout, antique
wooden chair, red wooden gates and windows engraved
with flowers, which bring a sense of modern to
the ancient street harmoniously.
The snacks here are also very famous.
Visitors can find almost all Chengdu local snacks
in Jinli Street.