Chongqing Attractions

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 the city, there are many karst caves, hot springs and gorges. Picturesque landscapes are so enchanting as to make tourists forget to return.


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Ci Qi Kou Village 14 kilometers to the west of Chongqing Municipality lies the ancient village of Ci Qi Kou (Porcelain Village) situated on the bank of the Jialing River. It was recognized as a protected cultural site by the State Council in 1998. There are many shops lining the twelve flag stoned paved lanes that form the main routes. Tourists will find many outlets for craftwork, groceries, teashops and the like as well as a horologist, photography supplies, drugstore and a tempting supply of roasted nuts and seeds. This city attracts visitors from home and abroad.
Dazu Grottoes Carved during the ninth century, the rock carvings are un-missable works of art of the Gold Buddhist Mountain, itself reputed as a rich repository of diverse animal and plant species. Work on the Dazu Rock Carvings began in the first year of Yonghui in the Tang Dynasty (650A.D.), and continued until the Ming and Qing dynasties. Now, it is as popular as the Yungang and Longmen Grottoes.
Dazu Grottoes General Joseph Warren Stilwell (1883-1946) was chief commander of US forces in the China-Burma-India Theatre during World War II. In 1942, ranked as a major general, he was dispatched to CBI and was regarded as the best field commander in the entire United States Army. General Stilwell was a true friend of the Chinese people as well as a Chinese linguist.
Yangtze River Cruise Yangtze River Cruise will be the highlight of your Chongqing tour. Upon arrival at the Chaotianmen Port, you can see many ships on the river. Some of them are used for cargo transportation; some are intended for the river cruise passengers. The cruise ships provide three to eight days’ voyage. During the trip, you can see the famous Three Gorges, Fengdu Ghost City, and Shennong Stream and so on.


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 Black Mountain Valley is located in Black Mountain Town (Heishan Town) of Chongqing. With high mountains, deep valleys, steep cliffs, grand waterfalls, winding plank roads and floating bridges, as well as various animals and plants, it is a good place for rafting, mountain climbing, camping, hunting and hiking.

 Chaotianmen Dock, an important port and must-see attraction in Chongqing, is located at the junction point of Jialing River and the Yangtze River.

 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.

 Chongqing Happy Valley, the 7th Happy Valley amusement park in China,  is located in Lijia Town, north of Chongqing. Owning many high-tech facilities, the park offers plenty of ways of amusement for children, couples, and families.

 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.

 Hongya Cave,  an 11-storey stilt house leaning against a sharp cliff with a height of 75 meters (245 feet) at the bank of Jialing River, is a popular destination for visitors to feel ancient Bayu culture, overlook the river view, and taste delicious food.

 Jiefangbei CBD is the busiest business district of West China, where visitors could go shopping, taste delicious foods and enjoy downtown views.

 Jinfo Mountain, or Mount Jinfo is located in Nanchuan District. Literally, it means "Golden Buddha Mountain" in Chinese. The mountain gained its name because it will look like a giant shining Buddha when the sun shines upon. You can see green trees, clear streams and splendid waterfalls as well as plank roads there.

 Madame Tussauds Chongqing, which  is the first Madame Tussauds in southwest China, exhibites life like charicatures of famous people in the fields of politics, entertainment, and sports in different periods around the world.

 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.

 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.

 People's Liberation Monument is a famouse landmark of Chongqing and the only monument in China to memorate the victory of Sino-Japanese War with a history of over 50 years.

 Shenlong George, located in Nanping Town of Nanchuan District, is home to thick forests, diverse animals, plunging waterfalls, rippling waters, steep cliffs and high mountains. The mild weather there makes it a great summer resort; visitors going there can breathe fresh air, relax, as well as enjoy rafting and camping.

 Simian Mountain, located in Jiangjin District, is made up of five major scenic areas including Dragon Pool, Danxia Landform, Wangxiangtai Waterfall, Pearl Lake, and Honghai Lake. Also, couples going there shouldn't miss the Chinese Love Ladder to have a romantic experience. Visitors can not only enjoy the beautiful natural sceneries there, but also taste local specialties.

 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.

 Wansheng Stone Forest is the oldest stone forest in China shaped 465 million to 600 million years ago . It is also famous for underground Karst caves, various fossils, and distinctive customs of local Miao people.

 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.

 Youyang Taohuayuan Scenic Area is a fairyland in Youyang Autonomous County in the southeast of Chongqing. It enjoys strikingly beautiful Peach Blossom Land, kaleidoscopic Fuxi Grotto, and Youzhou Ancient Town with the rich culture of local Tujia and Miao ethnic minorities.

 Further Reading: Attractions along Yangtze River

- Last modified on May. 27, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Chongqing Attractions
Asked by Chanean from CHINA | May. 27, 2019 01:50Reply
Chongqing or Hubei?
I am planning a trip and need to know which province would be best suited for my travel plans.
I want to do the "Via Ferrata / Cloud Bridge in Yunyang Longgang Scenic Zone", the "Three Gorges Dam Project" and "Yangtze River Cruise"
Is it easier / faster to travel from Chongqing or Hubei Province?
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Answered by Sam from USA | May. 27, 2019 18:18

It is faster to travel from Chongqing to Yichang.
Asked by Dominic from MALAYSIA | Oct. 07, 2018 23:58Reply
Hi, I'm planning a trip to Chongqing on 14 Apr 2019.
Been searching for the Rapseed Flower festival. But cannot find anything. Can you advise if the Rapseed Flower festival still available on 14th Apr ? If yes, where is the place and how to go. Really want to see the stunning flower of Rapseed Flower Festival. TQVM.
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Answered by Leceal from USA | Oct. 11, 2018 20:23

You can go to Chongkan Tongnan Town to see the rapseed flower. Generally speaking, it starts from the end of March and will last around one month.
Asked by Kirk Abolafia from UNITED STATES | Apr. 25, 2018 20:23Reply
Chongqing city center to Tiansheng No.3 Bridge?
Are there trains or buses available that would transport me from city to the Tiansheng No.3 Bridge?
Thank you!
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Answered by Liela from DENMARK | Apr. 26, 2018 19:40

You are suggested to take a bus to Wulong from Sigongli Bus Station; after arrival, take a bus to Xiannv Town and get off at the tourist center of the scenic area.
Asked by Mr.STEVENCHLEE from SG | Jul. 22, 2017 03:20Reply
Hi,I like to know where is this attraction place name Zha Zi Dong in Chong Qing.?
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Answered by Anna from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 23, 2017 22:51

It actually was a prison in the past and is located at the foot of Gele Mountain. Visitors can go and visit for free.
Asked by Nancy from NETHERLANDS | Feb. 05, 2017 19:08Reply
hi, I will take a train to fengdu from Chongqing. Is the ghost city far away? How do I get there?
is 1 day enough time to see this place? or is there more to see?
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Answered by Brian from MALAYSIA | Feb. 06, 2017 01:46

Hey, the railway station is within 6mi from the ghost city. After getting off, you can wait for bus no. 109 nearby, which will directly take you to the attraction. Ask the locals about the site to wait for the bus. Or you may take a taxi to reach with the fare of CNY20-30.
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