Chengdu Pictures Guide, China
Chengdu things to do
Wuhou Memorial Temple and Jinli Ancient Street
Wuhou Memorial Temple in a southern suburb of Chengdu, a Tibetan community. Photo by Jim.
Wuhou Temple, known as the Temple of Marquis Wu, was built to honour Zhuge Liang, one of China’s well-known historic figures who was a minister and military strategist for the first emperor of the Shu Kingdom. It is just west of Jinli Gujie (Jin Li Pedestrian Street), another must-visit place in the old part of the city.
Jinli Street is all about atmospheric ancient alleyways, rebuilt as they once were and filled with teahouses, food stalls and souvenir shops, great for dining and particularly lively in the evening. It is fun but a tourist trap. A similar street is Wide and Narrow Street (Kuan Zhai Xiangzi) northwest of People’s Park.