A ppopular tourist spot, Kuanzhai Alley is crowded and bustling but with a great atmosphere. There are a lot of shops with handmade goods and plenty of street food. There are also some high quality restaurants where you can see an opera performance. I highly recommend coming here in the evening.
Too crowed!!! What is my first impression when I get there, but maybe it was the very vacation period that I choose for. Anyway, I didn't have that much chances to take lots of pictures, but it would be a great place to enjoy and feel both of the typical Chinese history and modern culture there, only if there were less people and lower temperature...loll.
Its a beautiful site. I. enjoyed seeing the the beautiful architecture.