chengdu-jinli-street Photos

CHENGDU is a UNESCO world heritage site for its ancient irrigation system, Dujiangyan.

One of China’s ancient capitals, Chengdu was a thriving trading centre in ancient times, and it is the birthplace of paper money (around 960 AD)

It is the cradle of the bronze culture, an important stage in ancient Chinese culture. Since the times of the Han (206 i.H - 220) and Tang (618-907) dynasties, the city has also been famous for its embroidery and brocades. Amazed by what he encountered here, Marco Polo described it as magnificent.

Jinli Street dates back as early as the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC). During the Shu Dynasty period (221-263) it was known under the name of the Shu Dynasty’s First Street, as the city’s busiest commercial street.