When I went to the Kuanzhai Alley
in December, there was a light rain shower. The road was wet and slippery, and the old house and the fresh shop were raised. There was a strange feeling and a chic tone. It is said that many years ago, the Kuanzhai Alley had a well-preserved old street, with old trees, old yards, and you could experience the old city life. The Wide and Narrow alley holds the last remains of the old buildings in Chengdu
. As early as the Warring States Period, Qin Huiwen built a small town in what is known as the Tianfu Square
area today. When the war broke out in the late Ming Dynasty, the city was destroyed. When the Qing Emperor Kangxi was rebuilt and the Manchu Eight Flags and his family were stationed here. The Han people were forbidden to enter, and the flagmen were not allowed to go out without permission. The Mancheng Hutong, with its northern courtyard style, now features two wide and narrow alleys.