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.

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Questions & Answers on Chongqing Travel
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?
Answers (1)
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?
Answers (1)
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)
Asked by ivan from UNITED STATES | Aug. 15, 2020 09:58Reply
what is the postal code for 13-31-1 Tai Zheng Garden, Nanping Town, Nanchuan District, Chongqing?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nathaniel from FINLAND | Aug. 19, 2020 23:44

You can try to use 408422.
Asked by Jack from VIETNAM | Dec. 13, 2019 01:24Reply
6 hours transit in Chongqing - Can i visit Ciqikou Ancient Town then comeback to the airport ?

On my flight to Lijiang, i will have transit time about 6 hours in Jiangbei International Airport.
I will arrive at 6:30 am, then continue flight at 12:30 pm.
Within 6 hours transit, it it enough time for me to visit Ciqikou Ancient Town and come back to the airport to continue my trip ? If i take taxi, how much doest it cost?

Answers (1)
Answered by Kira from UNITED KINGDOM | Dec. 16, 2019 01:59

It takes around 1 hour with CNY80 by taxi. You need to arrange your time in case you can't catch the flight. Remember to go back to the airport at least 2 hours in advance.
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