Imperial Measure

Published in Condé Nast Traveller UK January 2015 and on

Condé Nast Traveller UK Jan 15, WOM on Chengdu

At first glance Chengdu looks like a lot of other Chinese cities, rising towards the sky in a futuristic tangle of metal and glass. But hidden amid the skyscrapers are a growing number of neighbourhoods that take their inspiration from China’s imperial past.