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 May. 22, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Chongqing Travel
Asked by Elva from ECUADOR | Jul. 04, 2019 19:56Reply
How far from Beijing to Chongqing?
and can we go by bus train or plane?
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Answered by James from HAILEY | Jul. 04, 2019 23:59
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It is about 1,800 km. You can take bullet train from Beijing West and it takes around 12 hours. However, it is more recommended to take a flight and the duration is around 3 hours. You can choose the way you like. :)
Asked by alphaphidang from PHILIPPINES | May. 22, 2019 07:48Reply
Hello, is there a flight from philippines to chongqing? What airline? Travel number of hours?
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Answered by Anna from SINGAPORE | May. 22, 2019 20:32
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There is no direct flight from Philippine to Chongqing and you need to transfer in other cities like Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Xiamen. Generally, the flights are operated by Philippine Airlines, AirAsia Philippines and Southern Airlines.
Asked by Raymond from MALAYSIA | May. 20, 2019 17:30Reply
How cheapest and faster way to get from Chongqing North Station to West Railway Station?
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Answered by Jenny from NETHERLANDS | May. 22, 2019 20:17
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You can take Bus Line G02 from North Square of North Railway Station to the West Railway Station. It takes about 70mins and the bus fare is CNY13.
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?
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Answered by Anna from CANADA | Apr. 27, 2019 18:28
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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.
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