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Chengdu - Chengdu Alley (Kuanzhai Xiangzi):  Insider's Guide to Ancient Qing Dynasty

Chengdu Alley (Kuanzhai Xiangzi): Insider's Guide to Ancient Qing Dynasty

(49 reviews)
Chengdu, Chengdu, China
35 mins

About the tour

Known as Wild and Narrow Alley. Wild Alley exhibits the leisurely life of natives and represents the most typical forms of Chengdu folk culture while Narrow Alley features the typical slow life of Chengdu natives. The whole complex buildings with cultural and business streets that offer a mixed functions of tourism and recreation. They were started in 2003 and opened to public in 2008. Both Wide and Narrow Alley are popular for entertainment and nightlife as well as famous tourism sites, with lots of restaurants, pubs, teahouses, and stores selling featured souvenirs. Chengdu is known as the most livable city in China, here you will sense all. Please follow our expert guide to show you the amazing site while provide you adequate history and culture behind the scene.

Meet your local guide


Alice is a very caring and knowledge Shanghai guide with over eight years of experience. She always goes above and beyond to make sure all her guests are comfortable and have their needs met and consistently gets great reviews and customers respond to her easy-going, but professional manor. An avid traveller herself, she has a passion for visiting unique and off-beaten places with her husband and has been an international guide that helped fine-tune her English. Alice’s high energy even shines through on virtual tours.

Alice has been guiding since Mar 2013

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Chengdu with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 35 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Chengdu. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Ana O.

26 March 2021

An outstanding tour in the colorful Chengdu with enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and sweet Alice. I love the friendly way she interacts with us before the tour starts. Well done, Alice! I cannot wait for more!

Michael H.

26 March 2021

Very interesting tour full of fascinating facts

Julie P.

25 March 2021

Another interesting tour with Alice who is knowledgeable and very accommodating with giving us great postcards. Great to be able to see Chengdu virtually.

Debbie P.

25 March 2021

I took this tour again because I loved it so much the first time. Since each visit is live, there were a few new highlights to experience. Finger heart to you, Alice!

Linda F.

25 March 2021

Alice has an engaging personality which helps make for a good -to -excellent virtual tour experience. Thanks so much Alice and virtualtrips.io!

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