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The Hot City?

When I told someone Chengdu is a hot city, I meant both food and the city itself. Hopefully, I finally remembered that I forgot procrastinated to post my photos I took when I travelled to Chengdu and stayed for a few days this winter. Still, these pictures are taken from my old Canon 50D DSLR and the mediocre lens.

Vibrant Jinli Street
Vibrant Jinli Street

The Jinli was an old lane but now refurbished into a mixture of traditional architecture design and modern commercial elements with all sorts of food and indie shops. Commercializing the old part wasn’t always that bad, ther is even a Starbucks hidden inside.

Panda Buns
Panda Buns

I didn’t have the chance to taste one of these, but apart from Starbucks and gorgeous restaurants, the casual bytes bites remain a must for both local and visitors.

Cafe in Dufu's Hut
Cafe in Dufu’s Hut

Dufu’s Hut, namely the hut where the poet Dufu lived during his stay in Chengdu a long long time ago, is now a park of local seniors with bookstores and cafe targeting the younger people featuring a special collection of hand crafts and books.

Lantern in The Wide Lane
Lantern in The Wide Lane

The Wide and Narrow Lane feels somewhat similar to Xintiandi in Shanghai.  The restaurants were a little bit overpriced, but with bookstores, art shows, galleries and cafe one can still find leisure in the very downtown of Chengdu.

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