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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Chongqing Tansport
Servicing western China, Chongqing provides convenient water, land, and air transportation in and out. Fast developing urban transport systems such as city-bus and subway 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 Jan. 11, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Chongqing Travel
Asked by PATCHARAPORN SATAYAVAKSAKOON from THAILAND | Jan. 09, 2019 17:51Reply
May I know from Wulong, should I go to Fenghuang then go to Tianmenshan first?or
from Wuong to Tianmenshan then Fenghuang?

Which is the best routing?

My last destination is Wuhan.
Answers (2)
Answered by Cornelia from USA | Jan. 10, 2019 23:32

You are suggested to go to Fenghuang first after Wulong because the distance is nearer. The travel route you mentioned above is suitable.
Answered by Patcharaporn Satayavaksakoon from THAILAND | Jan. 11, 2019 00:39

Thank you very much for your assistance.
Asked by Crushing from THAILAND | Oct. 13, 2018 10:02Reply
Is there a way to go directly from Wansheng to Wulong rather than stop in Chongqing first?
Answers (1)
Answered by Justin from USA | Oct. 16, 2018 02:48

No, there is not the direct way from Wansheng to Wulong and you have to make a transfer.
Asked by Michele from USA | Oct. 01, 2018 08:56Reply
what are the best hotels within walking distance of the Chongqing conference center?
I have a conference at the Conference center.
Answers (1)
Answered by Samantha from USA | Oct. 08, 2018 20:26

There are many hotels near the conference center and some best hotels are recommended to you.
1. Kempinski Hotel, about 2-minute walk from the conference center.
2. Jiangzhinan Boutique Hotel, about 5-minute walk from the conference center.
Asked by Hoshi from UNITED STATES | Sep. 05, 2018 14:44Reply
If I was adopted from China to the USA, am I still have a Chinese citizenship?
Answers (1)
Answered by Sally from NETHERLANDS | Sep. 06, 2018 00:45

No, you don't.
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