Renowned as the Mountain City, Chongqing attracts visitors from home and abroad for its cultural heritage and tourist attractions. Its landform is uneven and the buildings there distribute in an intriguing way. In Chongqing, there are many karst caves, hot springs and gorges. Picturesque landscapes are so enchanting as to make tourists forget to return.
Chongqing Zoo at the west suburb of the city presents visitors many animals in the Tiger Hill, Bear Hill, Orangutan House, Deer Park, Kangaroo Park, Elephant House, Panda House, Goldfish House and Birds Paradise.
People's Assembly Hall, built in the architectural style of Ming and Qing Dynasties, was used to accommodate important guests from home and abroad. Now standing prominently in Renmin Road, it provides brilliant night scenery for visitors to take photos.
China Three Gorges Museum, which was founded in 1951 on the summit of Pipa Mountain, is the best place to find out about local history and culture. Covering an area of 5,500 square meters (1.36 acres), the museum has over 40 exhibiting halls with about 100,000 pieces of relics, which spans 3000 years from the ancient Kingdom of Ba and the near-mythical Three Kingdoms Period to World War Two and the Chinese Revolution.
Northern Hot Springs Park is situated at the foot of Jinyun Mountain, fifty kilometers northeast of the city. Here, you can enjoy a beautiful scenic area comprising temples, hills, water, woods, springs, gorges, caves and much else besides.
Southern Hot Spring Park is located twenty-six kilometers to the south of the city. It has about 110 bathrooms and three swimming pools - outdoor and indoor swimming pools with one for children. The spring water is used as a treatment for a number of diseases including Dermatitis, Rheumatism, Arthritis and Muscular Pain.
Wulong Karst, located on the lower reaches of the Wujiang River, is a cluster of several karst landscapes, including natural bridges, gorges, caves, eroded dolines, shafts and underground streams. It mainly consists of Lotus Cave, Three Natural Bridges, and Houping Giant Doline.
Further reading: Attractions along Yangtze River