Entrance to the three lanes
I start in Kuan (Wide) Lane, wandering down the street and looking at the great traditional buildings of Chengdu hundreds of years ago, examples of leisurely life in the Qing Dynasty. I think the building entrances and doors are really great.
Doors and entrances
Lots of shops and restaurants
I next walk through a narrow passageway to Zhai (Narrow) Lane, with traditional crafts, foods, teashops, and courtyards that were central to Chengdu life.
Sichuan pepper shops
Silversmiths at work
Welcome to our teashop
I next head down another narrow passage between the lanes to Jing Lane, featuring more modern shops and restaurants (and smaller crowds)
Jing lane (the crowds are in the old lanes)