Popular Architecture Attractions in Sichuan

Dujiangyan Irrigation System
Dujiangyan·China
4.7/5
22,538 Reviews
Water Conservancy Project
The Dujiangyan Irrigation System is located along the main branch of the Lancang River, west of Dujiangyan City. It was constructed in the Qin dynasty around 256 BC by Li Bing, Prefecture Chief of Shu County, and his son. It is one of the few ancient Chinese water conservancy projects that has remained preserved and intact. The project consists of three primary works—Yuzui Diverting Embankment, the Feishayan Spillway, and the Baopingkou Water Inlet, and two secondary works which include the Baizhangdi (the thousand-feet dam) and Renzidi (the y-shaped dam). They divide the Yongjiang River into an outer and an inner branch, the former of which is used to divert floods and the latter for irrigation. This has allowed the Western Sichuan plateau to become "the land of abundance" as we now know it.
Kuanzhai Alley
Chengdu·China
4.4/5
11,784 Reviews
Featured Neighborhood
Kuanzhai Alley is an ancient street in Chengdu left over from the Qing Dynasty. It is composed of three parallel lanes - a wide alleyway, a narrow alleyway and a criss-crossed alleyway, with courtyards between them. Here, you may drink tea, eat hotpot and experience the old and new way of life in Chengdu. It is one of the hotspots in Chengdu where old folks come together and carry out their activities. Kuanzhai Alley also comes alive at night due to a couple of modern bars situated there. Feel free to check it out if you are a night-life person.
Jinli Ancient Street
Chengdu·China
4.4/5
14,038 Reviews
Featured Neighborhood
Jinli Ancient Street is a well-known pedestrian commercial street in Chengdu. It consists of large antique buildings with architectural styles of the late Qing Dynasty, and has a large number of bars and restaurants. The famous Wuhou Temple is another well known attraction nearby. People generally visit Wuhou Temple before coming over to Jinli Ancient Street. Both sides of the street sell small ornaments with local characteristics and many old Chengdu craftmen can be seen busy blowing sugar paintings and dough figurines. The huge variety of food available on site can make you drool too - Zhang Fei beef, beancurd pudding, beef pancake, bobo chicken etc. Each of them has its own unique flavor so please go there with an empty stomach! The street also comes alive at night as red lanterns light up and visitors fill the bars and teahouses.You can fill your tummies with street food and head to the bars or teahouses after that for some alcohol or tea depending on your preferences.
Du Fu's Thatched Cottage
Chengdu·China
4.6/5
12,028 Reviews
Famous Residences
Du Fu Thatched Cottage is the former Chengdu residence of the famous Tang Dynasty poet Du Fu. Du Fu lived here for nearly four years. During his stay, he created hundreds of poems. This place is thus regarded as the “holy land” of Chinese literature. Today's Du Fu Thatched Cottage has survived multiple dynasties and been restored many times. The most important architecture of the place is his former residence, the thatched house. This former residence was built with the architectural characteristics of the western Sichuan civilian residences.
Chunxi Road
Chengdu·China
4.6/5
4,448 Reviews
Featured Neighborhood
Chunxi Road is a representative commercial street in Chengdu and one of the fashion centers of Chengdu. Coming here to browse the shops and taste the local food is a must-do activity for visitors to Chengdu. On both sides of Chunxi Road, there are centuries-old shops, fashion arcades, tasty snack bars and well-known snack bars serving local dishes such as Zhong dumplings, Lai tangyuans and Long wantons.
Golden Peak Temple
Emeishan·China
4.6/5
1,918 Reviews
Observation Deck
Emeishan's Golden Peak Temple is surrounded on all sides by places of interest, attractions, and temples of all sizes, shapes, and historicity. To visit here is to truly experience the essence of Emeishan. Golden Peak Temple's golden statue of the Samantabhadra (the Universal Worthy with Four Faces and Ten Great Vows) is a must-see for many tourists to Emeishan. It is also one of the Han ethnicity national key temples of Buddhism. At 3,079 meters above sea level, visitors to the Golden Peak Temple will find their breath taken away by more than just the 48m tall Samantabhadra. While there, devotees may also go to the Huayan Temple to pay respect to the Buddha. From all four sides of the Golden Peak Temple, it is possible to see Emeishan's four wonders - the rising sun, the sea of clouds, the glory of the Buddha, and the holy light.
Xindu Bridge
Kangding·China
4.5/5
570 Reviews
Town
Xindu Bridge of Ganzizhou is located on the 318 National Highway of the Sichuan-Tibet Line. It is known as the “photographer’s paradise” for its stunning scenery. Every new visitor to Xinduqiao will be shocked by the beauty of the view. There are plateau meadows and clear rivers. You can see grazing cattle and sheep on the hillsides in the distance, as well as Tibetan villages scattered everywhere. Every spring, when the leaves turn gold, it welcomes the most beautiful time of the year.
Tianfu Square
Chengdu·China
4.6/5
548 Reviews
Square
Tianfu Plaza is a famous landmark and representative symbol of Chengdu. Tianfu Plaza is also one of Chengdu’s transportation hubs and a transfer point between Metro Lines 1 and 2. At the center of the plaza stands a magnificently large statue of Chairman Mao. Famous sites such as the new wing of the Chengdu Museum, the Sichuan Science and Technology Museum and the Jincheng Art Palace are all nearby. Many of Chengdu’s famous tourist sites are located near Tianfu Plaza. Chunxi Road and Chengdu Wangfujing are to the east. The Wenshuyuan Monastery is located to the north. People’s Park, Kuanzhai Alley and Jinli are located to the west.

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