Kuanzhaixiangzi are two parallel alleys - Kuangxiangzi Alley and Zhaixiangzi Alley - located towards the east of the city centre. Both alleys offer a wealth of historical remains that provide a deeper understanding of the life in Chengdu. Kuan and Zhai Xiangzi translate to "Wide and Narrow Alleys" and belonged to New Shao Town which was predominantly occupied by soldiers deployed by the Qing government to safeguard the city. Kuangxiangzi Alley - Wide Alley - was also known as Xinren Hotong and presently focuses on tourism, offering numerous eateries, teahouses, accommodation options and museums for travellers. Zhaixiangzi Alley on the other hand focuses on business, and visitors to Zhaixiangzi Alley will discover a wealth of western food options, coffee houses and fast food stops.
Around 1 – 2 hours
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Senior Guests, Children
The museums and theme houses
Designated prayer facilities at Kuanzhaixiangzi Alley for Muslim travellers may be unavailable but it is possible to enquire for a private space in the area that can be made use of during prayer times. Muslim travellers could also visit a few of the many mosques in Chengdu such as the Chengdu Guloujie Mosque, Chengdu Jiangnan Mosque, Chengdu West Mosque, Chengdu Jiusixiang Mosque, Chengdu East Mosque and the Chengdu Tuqiao Mosque.
Though there are many restaurants and eateries around Kuanzhaixiangzi Alley, availability of Halal food may be limited. It is best for Muslim travellers to enquire about how food is prepared prior to dining or opt for vegetarian food. It is also possible to go to some of the prominent Halal restaurants in Chengdu such as the Huangcheng Islam Restaurant, Tianfanglou Restaurant, Huangcheng Restaurant, Huitangchun Restaurant and Yuexiangcun Restaurant.