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.
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.

- Last modified on Oct. 25, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Chongqing Travel
Asked by Se from ISRAEL | Oct. 22, 2019 05:53Reply
Can you tell me how to reach Zhongshuge bookstore in Chongqing?
The web lists it in Zodi Plaza (or Zhongdi Square), Yangjiaping, 8 Yangzheng st., but these can not be found on any web map.
Answers (1)
Answered by Paisley from POLAND | Oct. 22, 2019 23:43

You can take metro line 2 to Yangjiaping Metro Station, Exit B. Then walk east to get to Zhongdi Plaza (中迪广场).
Asked by Ning from THAILAND | Sep. 17, 2019 07:42Reply
How to buy the ticket of impression wulong in 2019?
Is the show still active in 2019? How to buy the ticket?
Answers (1)
Answered by Asha from UKRAINE | Sep. 18, 2019 23:51

You can purchase the ticket when you arriving there. Or you can ask help for the hotel staff. As I know, the show still active in 2019. Nice trip!
Asked by ML from AUSTRALIA | Sep. 14, 2019 20:07Reply
Which train terminal from Chongqing to Wulong
I read the South terminal of Chongqing Nth railway stn is closed for renovation till 2021 n some trains from this terminal are relocated to the north terminal of Chongqing North Railway stn or the south terminal of Chongqing West Railway Stn. .Pls advise if the train terminal Stn will the train to Wulong departs at 7.25am next month in Oct. Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Shay from CANADA | Sep. 18, 2019 01:16

Nowadays, the trains to Wulong depart from Chongqing North Railway Station.
Asked by Linda from AUSTRALIA | Sep. 10, 2019 05:13Reply
Can taxis or private hire car be easily available from Wulong Train station or Bus station?
We are looking to take either train or bus from Chongqing to Wulong. Please advise :
a) Can we easily hire a taxi or private car to drive us to 3 natural bridges, Fairy Mountain and Longshuixia and Furong Cave? We will putting a night at Xianyi Holiday Hotel.

b) Can we buy the tickets either for train or bus the day before or should we buy now? We are travelling last week of October.

Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Tara from CANADA | Sep. 11, 2019 18:45

1. Yes, it is common to hire the car to these attractions.
2. You can buy train ticket in advance, while the bus ticket needs to be bought on the spot.
Asked by Wiwan from THAILAND | Sep. 04, 2019 01:51Reply
I would like to know where I can buy tickets for Impression Wulong show.
I would like to buy them in advance.

Thank you.
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Answered by Ethan from USA | Sep. 08, 2019 18:08

You can book the ticket at official website, but it only has Chinese version. If you have Chinese friends, you can ask help for them. If not, you can try to consult the hotel staff. Generally speaking, they are willing to book the tickets for you.
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