Recent Searches
Clear

Travel update: We’re doing our best to help keep you safe and your plans flexible. Learn more.

Read More

Kuan Zhai Alley (Kuan Zhai Xiang Zi) Tours

star-5
1 Review
Kuan Zhai Alley (Kuan Zhai Xiang Zi)
Located in Chengdu’s Qingyang district, the three parallel alleys of Kuan Zhai Alley (Kuan Zhai Xiang Zi) offer a lively mix of old and new, with renovated and restored buildings that date from the Qing dynasty. A popular shopping, dining, entertainment, and tourist destination, it’s also one of the city’s three historic conservation districts.
 
The Basics
Kuan Zhai Alley, which means wide and narrow lanes, comprises three parallel alleys: Kuan Alley, with its old courtyards and doors, traditional teahouses, and local restaurants; Zhai Alley, with a mix of Chinese and Western architectural styles, as well as coffee shops and western cuisine; and Jing Alley, the most modern of the alleys, full of entertainment options such as bars and clubs, as well as a 1,312-foot-long (400-meter) wall covering the history of Chengdu.
 
A  number of walking, bicycle, and sightseeing tours include a stop at Kuan Zhai Alley in addition to other popular Chengdu attractions, such as People’s Park, Wenshu Temple, or Qingyang Palace. Popular additions to a Chengdu city tour include a visit to the giant pandas or the Dujiangyan Irrigation System.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Kuan Zhai Alley is a must-visit for foodies, shoppers, and architecture fans.
  • Wear comfortable shoes appropriate for the flagstone-paved streets.
  • Visit by day and by night to get the full experience.
  • Prices here are often higher than elsewhere in the city.

How to Get There
The alleys are easily accessible by Chengdu public transport. By metro, take Line 4 to Wide and Narrow Alley Station, or Line 2 to People’s Park Station, and walk along Changshun Upper Road. A number of buses also stop at the alley or nearby on Jinhe Road.
 
When to Get There
You can visit Kuan Zhai Alley at any time, though shops, restaurants, and businesses have different opening hours. Shops tend to close by 9pm, while restaurants and bars usually stay open later. Weekends are very busy, and the area is packed with locals and visitors alike.

History of Kuan Zhai Alley
In the Qing dynasty, when more than 1,000 soldiers returned from a war with Tibet, they settled in Chengdu in an area of 42 alleys. Today only the three alleys that make up Kuan Zhai Alley remain of that settlement. From 2003 to 2008, the area underwent renovation as part of a preservation and revitalization effort by the city.
Address: Chengdu, China
Read More

84 Tours and Activities to Experience Kuan Zhai Alley (Kuan Zhai Xiang Zi)

Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow




Did you know?You can reserve your spot today and pay when you're ready.
Learn more
Did you know?
You can reserve your spot today and pay when you're ready.Learn more
Sort by:Featured
Day Tour of Panda, Kuanzhai Alley and Traditional Chinese Painting Experiences

Day Tour of Panda, Kuanzhai Alley and Traditional Chinese Painting Experiences

star-5
Highlights:  Perfect combination of the classic panda tour, the authentic Sichuan flavors and the personal experience of China life within 24 hours.  Most traditional and fascinating Chinese culture experience and the only one traditional Chinese painting experience now in Chengdu.  Considerate tour guide who speaks fluent English.  Safe, clean and comfortable car and professional and experienced driver. Itinerary: We will pick you up 7:30 am at your hotel. First stop is the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center, where will spend 2.5 to 3 hours. Ticket fee has been NOT included. Second stop is one of the most popular Sichuan restaurants, where we will have both the original Sichuan cuisine and exquisite desserts. All food costs have been included. Third stop is the Kuanzhai Alley, where we will tour about 2 hours. Fourth stop is an undisturbed place near the Alley, where we will have an about one-hour-long experience of the traditional Chinese painting.
More
  • 10 hours
From
US$256.42
Price varies by group size
From
US$256.42
Price varies by group size

1 Day Chengdu Downtown Tour

1 Day Chengdu Downtown Tour

Even if you only have a day in Chengdu, get the perfect introduction on this door-to-door private guided tour. Start at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, home to over 80 pandas including cubs, then head to Chengdu Eastern Memory factory district for a Sichuan lunch. Spend the afternoon exploring city signatures: historic Kuan Zhai Alley, the bamboo forests of Wangjiang Tower Park, and the Qingyang Palace temple.
More
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$174.36
Price varies by group size
From
US$174.36
Price varies by group size

Private Chengdu Day Tour: Giant Pandas and Jinsha Site Museum

Private Chengdu Day Tour: Giant Pandas and Jinsha Site Museum

star-5
Discover the highlights of Chengdu on a full-day private tour with an informative guide. Start with time to admire the pandas at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Then explore the historic Wide and Narrow Alleys district (aka Kuan-Zhai Lane) which combines traditional Sichuan architecture with modern shops and cafes. Have time to purchase lunch at the restaurant of your choice, then visit the beautiful gardens and collections of the Jinsha Site Museum, home to a collection of artifacts from the 3000-year-old Shu kingdom.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$178.21
Price varies by group size
From
US$178.21
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private Day Tour: Chengdu Panda Base & downtown walking tour

Private Day Tour: Chengdu Panda Base & downtown walking tour

A day tour to discover Chengdu highlights and culture. Morning you will be arranged to visit Chengdu Panda Breeding & Research Center, it is the biggest panda center near Chengdu where you can see both adults and baby pandas. Morning is considered to be the best time to visit Panda center as the pandas are most active. Afternoon a four hour walking tour to discover some highlights of this bustling and hustling city - starts from Qingyang Palace, a Taoist temple in Chengdu downtown with over 1000 year history, then move through the Culture Park to Qintai Road and Kuaizhai alleys, it offer a lively mix of old and new, with renovated and restored buildings, it is a popular shopping, dining, entertainment, and tourist destination. The final stop will be People's park - a park that offers you a glimpse of some locals go to relax and pursue their leisure activities, have tea in the open air tea house and be like locals, relax and rest your legs.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$260.45
Price varies by group size
From
US$260.45
Price varies by group size

3-day Private Tour to Chengdu Panda Breeding Base and Other Highlights

3-day Private Tour to Chengdu Panda Breeding Base and Other Highlights

This tour provides a great opportunity to explore must-see attractions of Chengdu. It can be customized based on your interests. Get overview of the city from your guide. The itinerary includes a visit to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Wide and Narrow Alley, Face-changing performance (optional), Jinli Ancient Street and Thatched Cottage of Du Fu. Two nights’ 4-star comfortable hotel accommodation will be arranged. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. 1.Comprehensive sightseeing tour of Chengdu. 2.See the giant panda up close. 3.Explore Dujiangyan Irrigation System. 4.Walk along Wide and Narrow Alley. 5.Private professional guide included for the entire duration.
More
  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$747.70
Price varies by group size
From
US$747.70
Price varies by group size

Private 2-Day Chengdu Tour with Pandas and Leshan Giant Buddha

Private 2-Day Chengdu Tour with Pandas and Leshan Giant Buddha

star-5
Visit Chengdu’s top attractions on a private two-day tour that includes the Panda Breeding Center and Leshan’s Grand Buddha. Observe the pandas at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and learn about conservation efforts for China’s panda population. Have lunch in the historic Wide and Narrow Alleys district (aka Kuan-Zhai Lane), then learn about the 3000-year-old Shu kingdom at Jinsha Site Museum. The next day, travel to Leshan to tour the site of the Grand Buddha, the largest stone Buddha in the world.
More
  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$374.36
Price varies by group size
From
US$374.36
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private Half Day Chengdu Walking Tour including Teahouse and Street Food

Private Half Day Chengdu Walking Tour including Teahouse and Street Food

Immerse yourself in Chengdu’s laid-back lifestyle on this 6-hour walking tour and get an insight into local traditions and pastimes, from Chinese calligraphy to Tai Chi. Admire city landmarks like the Sichuan Art Gallery and Tianfu Square; browse the shops along Kuan-Zhai Lane and take a stroll through tranquil People’s Park. Join locals for tea at a typical Chengdu teahouse, relax with a massage (optional), and tuck into traditional street foods like wontons or dumplings.
More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$53.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$53.00
Price varies by group size

Chengdu Private Sightseeing Tour with Panda Breeding Center Visit

Chengdu Private Sightseeing Tour with Panda Breeding Center Visit

star-4.5
Discover the cultural and historical highlights of Chengdu on an enriching full-day tour of the spectacular city. On this private tour, venture to the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to spend several hours observing adorable pandas, and then absorb the sacred ambience of the Zen Buddhist monastery during a leisurely lunch. Sip refreshing tea at a traditional teahouse in the picturesque park, and then meander through the narrow alleys of Kuan and Zhai Lane for dinner. Upgrade to immerse yourself in the melodious magic of the Sichuan opera.
More
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$147.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$147.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Chengdu Private Tour Of Giant Panda Breeding Research Base and City Highlights With Lunch

Chengdu Private Tour Of Giant Panda Breeding Research Base and City Highlights With Lunch

Visit the world-famous Chengdu Panda Research Base and some of Chengdu’s highlights on an 8-hour private tour. View the giant pandas at the parkland base and send a postcard post-marked with a panda stamp. After lunch, take a walking tour of Chengdu’s Renmin Park and the quaint Qing-dynasty lanes of the Wide and Narrow Alleys, recalling the city's traditional life and culture. Your tour includes entrance fees, plus central hotel pickup and drop-off.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$145.48
Price varies by group size
From
US$145.48
Price varies by group size

Flexible Private Chengdu City Highlights Day Tour

Flexible Private Chengdu City Highlights Day Tour

Take a visit the to the old capital city Chengdu with a full-day sightseeing tour with your personal local guide. Itinerary can be customized based on your interests. Start at the city’s star attraction, the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), then pick two other signature sights. Choose from Wenshu Yuan Monastery, Chengdu Renmin Park, Kuanzhai Alley, Sichuan Museum, Admission is at your own expense. Private transfer and lunch are also included.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$163.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$163.00
Price varies by group size

1 Day Budget Chengdu Highlight guided Tour with Chengdu Giant Panda Base

1 Day Budget Chengdu Highlight guided Tour with Chengdu Giant Panda Base

Skip the expense of a private driver and zip around Chengdu on public transport with your personal guide on this time-saving city tour. Start at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Then, check off downtown highlights, including Chunxi Road pedestrian shopping street, historic Kuanzhai Alley and Qintai Road, and Qingyang Palace (Green Ram Temple). Your day includes hotel pickup and a lunch of Chengdu-style wonton soup.
More
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$123.08
Price varies by group size
From
US$123.08
Price varies by group size

3-Day Private Tour: Incredible Chengdu Highlights

3-Day Private Tour: Incredible Chengdu Highlights

There are so many things to see in Chengdu, and it can be hard for first-time visitors to know where to start. Take the guesswork out of the sightseeing process on this private 3-day tour of the city, which includes guided visits to must-see attractions like Leshan Giant Buddha, Wuhou Temple, Kuanzhai Alley, Wenshu Temple, the panda bears, Qingcheng Mountain and Dujiangyan Irrigation System. This all-inclusive tour includes all entrance fees, lunch, transportation, cable car round trip, and of course a private guide to provide information and take you through Chengdu. A choice of upgrading your tour option with VIP seating to a Mask Changing Show upon booking.
More
  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$578.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$578.00
Price varies by group size

Chengdu Boutique Tour: Giant Panda And City Highlights With Lunch Inclusive

Chengdu Boutique Tour: Giant Panda And City Highlights With Lunch Inclusive

Even if you only have a day in Chengdu, check off the city’s essentials on this private guided door-to-door tour, complete with a Sichuan lunch. Start the day by immersing in the world of pandas at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Then soak up local life as you stroll in Renmin Park, travel back in time at Kuanzhai Alley, and visit a unique post office, the Panda Post.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$182.06
Price varies by group size
From
US$182.06
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

All Inclusive Private Day Tour of Chengdu Old Streets including City Top Attractions

All Inclusive Private Day Tour of Chengdu Old Streets including City Top Attractions

star-4.5
Stroll among the old shopping streets of Chengdu on a private tour and you’ll get a personalized look at the city’s different architectural styles. Visit Wenshufang Street, Jinli Street, and Kuanzhai Alley accompanied by your guide, and gain insights about  Wenshu Monastery along the way. Learn about Sichuan cuisine during lunch, and relax with private hotel transport.
More
  • 6 hours 40 minutes to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$75.00
From
US$75.00

3-Hour Chengdu Hotpot and Market Walking Tour

3-Hour Chengdu Hotpot and Market Walking Tour

star-5
Discover Chengdu's cuisine and culture on a 3-hour walking tour. Explore the lanes and courtyards of the Wide and Narrow Alleys quarter, and sample local tea and snacks, plus some popular street foods. Visit a wet market to peruse the ingredients favored in Sichuan cuisine, and savor a traditional local hotpot before finishing with a glass of fruit wine. Four to five food stops, hotpot, plus unlimited beers and sodas included.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$61.54
From
US$61.54
Taking safety measures

Private Chengdu Half Day Bike Tour

Private Chengdu Half Day Bike Tour

star-3.5
Enjoy an alternative sightseeing experience on a half-day bike tour of Chengdu, led by a knowledgeable local guide. Immerse yourself in the traditional culture of the city as you visit the favorite haunts of locals to see how they pursue daily leisure activities. Visit legendary landmarks like the Wenshu Temple and the Qingyang Palace and cycle between impressive monuments at a leisurely pace tailored to your ability. Gain fascinating insight into the rich heritage of Chengdu as you absorb its unique ambience on this energizing and enriching excursion.
More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$67.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$67.00
Price varies by group size

Panda Highlight Day Tour

Panda Highlight Day Tour

Chengdu is the capital city of Sichuan Province in Southwestern China. Chengdu is the home and habitat of giant pandas. In this day, you will visit adorable pandas, walk in Wenshu Temple and stroll on Kuanzhai Alley.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$169.24
Price varies by group size
From
US$169.24
Price varies by group size

Chengdu Private Day Tour of Giant Panda Experience

Chengdu Private Day Tour of Giant Panda Experience

Have your private day tour with a local insider, see lovely Giant Pandas in Chengdu Panda Base, stroll around the Wide and Narrow Alleys, send postcards from the post with the giant panda as its theme, and take photos with the largest Panda Sculpture. Discover Chengdu in your way and make full use of your time to gain the best travelling experience.
More
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$182.06
Price varies by group size
From
US$182.06
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private Chengdu Illuminated Night Tour with Radio and TV Tower

Private Chengdu Illuminated Night Tour with Radio and TV Tower

Get ready for an unforgettable night at Chengdu on this evening tour. With private air-conditioned vehicle and explore with an expert guide, seeing and learning about the night life of the local people, get a peek at landmarks illuminated in glittering lights, such as Taikooli Shopping Zone and Tianfu Square and Kuanzhai Alley and Jiuyanqiao Bridge. Then head to the observation deck of Chengdu Radio and TV Tower. Enjoy breathtaking, panoramic night view of the city.
More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$128.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$128.00
Price varies by group size

Private Chengdu City and Panda Tour

Private Chengdu City and Panda Tour

star-5
This guided tour will first take you to the famous Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in the morning when the pandas are most active so that you can have a good opportunity to get up close and personal to Sichuan's most famous resident, the giant panda. Then you will visit the peaceful Wenshu Yuan Monastery where you will also have a vegetarian lunch and drink tea with the local people. To warp up the day, you will stroll down the popular Kuanzhai alleys and discover some of the city's best known snacks and food.
More
  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$160.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$160.00
Price varies by group size

Chengdu Private Day of City Highlights and Panda Experience

Chengdu Private Day of City Highlights and Panda Experience

Spend full day to experience the highlights in Chengdu, see lovely furry Giant Panda at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda, experience local lifestyle at Renmin Park, stroll around Wide and Narrow Alleys to discover Chengdu culture, visit the only Post with the giant panda as its theme, and enjoy delicious lunch of Sichuan Cuisine.
More
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$179.49
Price varies by group size
From
US$179.49
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private Day Tour of Chengdu City Overivew

Private Day Tour of Chengdu City Overivew

See lovely furry Giant Panda at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda, immerge in the local lifestyle at Renmin Park, stroll around Wide and Narrow Alleys to discover Chengdu culture, visit the only Post with the giant panda as its theme, and taste delicious lunch of Sichuan Cuisine, this private day tour brings you to have an overview of Chengdu.
More
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$182.06
Price varies by group size
From
US$182.06
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private Chengdu Illuminated Night Tour with Radio and TV Tower and Buffet Dinner

Private Chengdu Illuminated Night Tour with Radio and TV Tower and Buffet Dinner

See the breathtaking sites of Chengdu from the top of Radio and TV Tower and experience dinner with a view in the revolving restaurant on this 4-hour tour. Stroll through Chengdu’s famous street at Kuanzhai Alley, one of the city’s most popular attractions. Stop at Jiuyanqiao Bar Street, Taikooli Shopping Zone, and Tianfu Square for photos. Then head to the observation deck of the Radio and TV Tower. Enjoy a buffet dinner with a breathtaking, panoramic night view of the city in the tower’s revolving restaurant. Entrance fee, dinner, English speaking tour guide, private air-conditioned vehicle with hotel pickup and drop-off included.
More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$168.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$168.00
Price varies by group size

Private Chengdu City Highlight Day Tour

Private Chengdu City Highlight Day Tour

Particularly for first-time visitors who don’t speak Chinese, a private guide can transform the Beijing experience. Say no to hustlers and discover Beijing by Private Car on this door-to-door private tour. Explore the Chengdu City’s top attractions on this guided excursion. Visit famous landmarks of Chengdu, Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi) and Wenshu Yuan Monastery. Savor a delightful Sichuan Cuisine. 
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$259.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$259.00
Price varies by group size

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What's the best way to experience Kuan Zhai Alley (Kuan Zhai Xiang Zi)?

icon_solid_phone
Book online or call
(888) 651-9785
(888) 651-9785