Chongqing Travel Guide

Chongqing Travel Guide

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Chongqing is the largest municipality in southwest China. It is a modern port city on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River at the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers. With an area of 31, 800 square miles (82,400 square kilometers), it shares borders with provinces of Hubei, Hunan, Guizhou, Sichuan, and Shaanxi.

As China’s fourth municipality after Beijing, Shanghai, and Tianjin, Chongqing has maintained rapid economic development while preserving a wonderful natural environment.

Known as the 'Mountain City', it has a wavy terrain and encompasses a wealth of water reserves, mineral resources, dense forests, and abundant flora and fauna.

The city attracts visitors from home and abroad for its natural wonders and cultural heritage. As a common starting port for the Yangtze River cruise, tourists can go for a downstream tour to the magnificent Three Gorges.
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Servicing western China, Chongqing provides convenient water, land, and air transportation in and out. Fast developing urban transport systems such as city-bus and metro makes traveling easy and comfortable. As a starting city for a Yangtze River Cruise, it meets thousands of travelers home and abroad each year.
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Chongqing Hot Pot
Chongqing is famous for its hot Sichuan cuisine and world-famous hot pot. Various brands of hot pot restaurants can be found throughout the city. The food is delicious even in very small restaurants. Street vendors as well as restaurants feature exciting spicy delicacies for the gourmets. Bayi Food Street in the city center is the best place to taste the spicy local snacks.
Shopping in Chongqing
Although not being as bustling as Beijing and Shanghai, the city can still satisfy your desire for shopping with its five major commercial centers. Jiefangbei CBD is the most distinguished and upscale, where a multitude of department stores, local products stores, supermarkets, and restaurants can be easily found.
Jiefangbei at Night
Nightlife is colorful here. Having hot pot at a riverside restaurant or heading for night food markets are highly recommended. The wonderful cruise on the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers provides a fantastic chance to appreciate the city’s enchanting night view.

Scattered colorful lights make the city beautiful and make you fall in love with it. Plenty of pubs or nightclubs are also available.

Before getting its present name nearly 800 years ago, its former names were Jiangzhou, Yuzhou, and Gongzhou. Since the Qin Dynasty (221 - 207BC), many dynasties have set up administrative institutions that have endowed the city with brilliant cultures. Perched beside the Yangtze, the "Golden River", Chongqing symbolizes Yangtze River civilizations and is the cradle of the Bayu Culture.

Here are some fast facts and practical information to make your life, study, trip or business in the city easier.

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Questions & Answers on Chongqing Travel
Asked by Catherine Pierce from CHINA | Feb. 27, 2021 23:20Reply
Easiest/fastest way to go to Chongqing from Chengdu
There are not enough flight options for non-stop PEK-CKG so I was thinking to fly to Chengdu instead but how do I go to CKG after this? Is there a fast metro or train?
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Answered by Alex | Feb. 28, 2021 17:14

Dont worry. There are frequent high speed train from Chengdu East Railway Station to Chongqing. It takes nearly 2 hours on the way. Hope help!
Asked by Ken from INDONESIA | Dec. 26, 2020 23:41Reply
Chongqing to guiyang
Could anyone help me, is there any bus from Chongqing airport direct to guiyang. Thanks.
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Answered by Sincere | Dec. 29, 2020 17:26

Upon landing, you can take metro line 3 from airport to Linglukou Station, Exit 4. Then walk south around 800 meters to find Chongqing Long-distance Bus Station. After arriving, there are frequent buses that can take you to Guiyang.
Asked by Ken from INDONESIA | Dec. 09, 2020 07:16Reply
Can I go to guiyang from Chongqing by bus ? Thanaks
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Answered by Hannah | Dec. 10, 2020 19:56

Yes, you can take the direct coach from Chongqing Bus Station to Guiyang. The bus schedules are 08:50, 13:10 and 15:40. The ticket fares are from CNY 136 to 160 per person.
Asked by Nhung from VIETNAM | Nov. 14, 2020 07:13Reply
Check in hotel in Chongqing
I’m living in China now, I want to visit Chongqing in the end of December, do we still need to show核酸检测 when we check in hotel?
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Answered by Daniel | Nov. 15, 2020 18:16

No, but you need to shows that green healthy code.
Asked by Robot and Haunling from USA | Oct. 28, 2020 19:45Reply
What's the BEST place to get hotpot AND Chongqing noodles, in the same place?
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Answered by eemtzhch | Oct. 31, 2020 21:55

The most delicious Chongqing noodles is always in some small streets,and the prize of it is just 7yuan(1 dollar)
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