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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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