Chengdu, with its 2,000-year-old history, culture and culinary accolades, is considered one of the fastest growing cities in the world. It may be speeding towards the future in rapid time but this city in the Sichuan province still holds on to a relevant past, evident in the popular destination of Qintai Road.
The themed street was created for visitors to get a feel for past dynasties as traditional houses line the stone streets while shops and teahouses beckon everyone to try their wares. The 920-metre-long path paved with bricks carved with the pictures depict the daily life of the people in the Han Dynasty.
Easily reached and located in central Changdu, this representation of old China already serves as a popular tourist destination. Food lovers can try the hotpot restaurants for which Sichuan is famed for, including the rituals in tea houses, or attend the well-known Sichuan opera venue, Shufeng Yayun.
Generations who grew up hearing the old love story of the young wealthy widown, Zhuo Wenjun, and a poor scholar, Sima Xiangru come to capture the romance with strolls through the vibrant and colourful street that commemorates the couple.