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 Apr. 27, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Chongqing Travel
Asked by stephen chapple from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 25, 2019 19:31Reply
What ways can I travel to Black mountain heishan valley from Chongqing?
And how far is it?
Answers (1)
Answered by Anna from CANADA | Apr. 27, 2019 18:28

There is one bus departing from Longtousi Distribution Center at 8:00 to the Black Mountain Valley. It takes about 2 hours for a single journey and the bus fare is around CNY45/person.
Asked by Joly Lee from MALAYSIA | Apr. 12, 2019 08:44Reply
Hi, what's the best way to go to Chongqing & guilin from Guangzhou?
Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Nathan from NEW ZEALAND | Apr. 16, 2019 01:02

Guangzhou to Chonqing:Take high speed train from Guangzhou South Railway Station to CQ West Railway Station. The duration is around 8 hours.

Guangzhou to Guilin: Take bullet train from Guangzhou South Railway Station to Guilin North Railway Station. It takes around 3 hours on the way.
Asked by Kumar from INDIA | Mar. 16, 2019 08:16Reply
hi, I want to visit taisiya Forest Park from beibei district of Chongqing.
what are the possible transportation? any subway to reach there?. Thank you
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Answered by Emma from CANADA | Mar. 20, 2019 20:40

Oh, as I know, the transportation is convenient. You can take the direct free tourist bus from Beibei Bus Stop to the scenic area. The operating hours are from 08:30 to 15:30.
Answered by Kumar from CHINA | Mar. 23, 2019 00:14

Asked by Lok from MALAYSIA | Mar. 09, 2019 20:02Reply
We will be travelling to Chongqing in mid-May 2019.
Can anyone tell us what is the easiest way to go to Zhangjiajie from CQ? Is it possible taking public transport? Any suggestions on tourist attractions along the way between these 2 cities? Thank you.
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Answered by Kennedy from UKRAINE | Mar. 14, 2019 01:43

There is no direct train between these two places. Thus you are suggested to take a train to Huaihua first. And then transfer to the train to Zhangjiajie.
You can tour around the scenic areas in Huaihua, including Furong (Lotus) Tower, Ancient Trade city of Hongjiang and Huangdu Dong Cultural Village.
Asked by stephen chapple from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 24, 2019 00:12Reply
how do i travel from Chongqing to Jiuzhaigou?
Answers (1)
Answered by Alaina from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 26, 2019 22:29

You are suggested to take a train to Chengdu first. Then transfer to a coach from Chadianzi Bus Station to Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area. :)
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