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Chongqing

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Overview

Chongqing is located in the southwest of the interior of China, in the southwest of the Sichuan Basin and at the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers. With an area of 82,000 sq km, and a population of 32.35 million, Chongqing became one of the four municipalities directly under the central government in 1997.

Known as a city in the mountains, Chongqing is skirted by waters on three sides, and by the mountains on four sides. It has moist climate, with many cloudy days and less frost and snow. In spring and autumn, the city is often enveloped by heavy fog, hence the name “Capital of Fog”.

Chongqing boasts beautiful landscapes, fascinating night scenes, well-known cultural sites of the Three Kingdoms Period, beautiful Dazu Rock Carvings, the precipotous Three Gorges on the Yangtze River and many other places of scenic and historical interest, which attract numerous domestic and foreign tourists all the year round.

Attractions

Ancient Ciqikou Town
As a national AAAA tourist area, the Ancient Ciqikou Town located in Shapingba District on the bank of the Jialing Rivier, only three kilometers from the bustling downtown of Chongqing, covers 1.5 square kilometers, and is rich in unique traditional culture and historical sites. Ciqikou was originally known as…

Arhat Temple
Located at Minzu Road, Yuzhong District, this temple is one of the most famous Buddhist temples in China, and is now the seat of the Chongqing Buddhism Association. The temple, originally known as Zhiping Temple, was built during the Zhiping reign (1064-1067) of the Northern Song Dynasty, and was revamped in…

Chaotianmen Square
The Chaotianmen Square is located where the Yangtze River joins the Jialing in the northeast of Chongqing. The Chaotianmen Gate was first built in 314 B.C. and was rebuilt in the early Ming Dynasty. Known as the “Magnififent Pass to Ancient Yu” the gate was the largest among the 17 gates among Chongqing’s…

Hongyan Revolutionary Memorial Hall
Originally known as Hongyan (Red Crag) Village, the Hongyan Revolutionary Memorial, as a national AAAA tourist area, is located at 13 Hongyan Village, Hualongqiao, Shapingba District, Chongqing. It was the office of the Southern Bureau of the CPC as well as the office of the Eighth Route Army in Chongqing…

Liberation Monument CBD
Situated at the confluence of Minquan Road, Minzu Road and Zourong Road in Yuzhong District, the Liberation Monument CBD is the most bustling area in Chongqing, and the most preferable place for tourists to do shopping as it sells products of world-renowned brand and a wide variety…

Red Cliff Village
A war time relic that once housed the Communist party and the Kuomintang against the common enemy of the Japanese during World War Two. The Village is now home to a Revolutionary History Museum. The Village is 20 – 25 minutes from the city of Chongqing…

Sichuan Hotpot
A real highlight for anyone who enjoys regional gastronomy. A steaming metal bowl of stock (often infused with hot chili – a specialty of the area), your favourite foods are added to the mix including meat and local vegetables and cooked to your liking. Enjoy this treat in a local restaurant and soak up the local culture…

The People’s Auditorium in Chongqing
Located at Xuetianwan in Renmin Road, the People’s Auditorium, as a national AAAA tourist spot, is an ancient-style building complex built from 1951 to 1954. It is one of the landmarks of Chongqing. The building complex is modeled upon the imperial palaces in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing(1644-1911) dynasties…

Dining

Jianglin Xianyutou Chafing Restaurant
Add: 178 Shuangfeng Rd., Chongqing
Tel: 0086-23-67814496

Little Swan Bayu Restaurant
Add: 6/F, New Chongqing Plaza, 22 Minzu Rd., Chongqing
Tel: 0086-23-63788811

Sister Su Chafing Restaurant
Add: 150 Zhandong Rd., Chongqing
Tel: 0086-23-65357842

Waipoqiao Restaurant
Add: 7/F, Liberation Monument Metro Plaza, Chongqing
Tel: 0086-23-63835988

Hotels

Chongqing Huangjia Grand Hotel
★★★★★
Add: 85 Zhongshan 1st Rd., Chongqing
Tel: 0086-23-63528888

Chongqing Marriott
★★★★★
Tel: 0086-23-63888888
Add: 77 Qingnian Rd., Chongqing

Harbor Plaza Chongqing
★★★★★
Add: wuyi Rd., Chongqing
Tel: 0086-23-63700888

Hoi Tak Hotel
★★★★
Add: 69 Jiangnan Ave., Chongqing
Tel: 0086-23-62838888

Holiday Inn Yangtze Chongqing
★★★★
Add: 87 Nanping New St., Chongqing
Tel: 0086-23-63528888

Wanyou Conifer Hotel
★★★★
Add: 77 Changjiang 2nd Rd., Daping, Chongiqng
Tel: 0086-23-68718888

Wanzhou Hotel
★★★★
Add: 1 Gaoshengtang, Chongqing
Tel: 0086-23-87508888

Xiya Hotel
★★★★
Add: 31 Yuzhou Rd., Shiqiaopu. Chongqing
Tel: 0086-23-62838888

Museums

Chongqing China Three Gorges Museum
On the western side of the People’s Square, the Chongqing China Three Gorges Museum, as a national AAAA tourist spot, is well known for its dedication to the protection, study and display of the historical and cultural heritages in Chongqing and the Three Gorges area. The main architectural structure of the museum is…

Chongqing Museum
Located at 72 Pipashan Zhengjie, Yuzhong District, the Chongqing Museum was built in 1951. Originally named the Southwest Museum, it has an exhibition hall of more than 3,000 square meters, and boasts a collection of 100,000 cultural relics and 100,000 valuable books. Treasures in its collection include paintings by…

Stilwell Museum
Located at 63 New Jialing Road, Yuzhong District, the Stilwell Museum is the former residence of General Joseph Stilwell (1883-1946), Commander of the U.S.force in China, Myanmar and India during the World War two. The American army veteran served as the Chief of Staff of the Far East Theater in the…

Tongliang County Museum
Located in Bachuan Town of Tongliang County, Chongqing, the Tongliang County Museum covers an area of 10,000 aquare meters and has a floor space of 7,000 square meters. It is one of the landmark architectural structures in the county. There are four exhibition halls, showing over 11,000 precious cultural relics…

Shopping

Maison Mode Times Plaza
Add: 100 Zourong Rd., Chongqing
Tel: 0086-23-63741188

Parkson Plaza
Add: 77 Changjiang 2nd Rd., Daping,Chongqing
Tel: 0086-23-68770315

Wangfujing Department Store
Add: Di Wang Plaza, 186 Minzu Rd., Chongqing
Tel: 0086-23-63746868

Travel Agencies

Chongqing China International Travel Service
Add: 8/F, Section A, Zourong Plaza, 151 Zourong Rd., Lberation Monument, Chongqing
Tel: 0086-23-63727755

Chongqing China Travel Service
Add: 19/F, Section A, Metro Plaza, 39 Wusi Rd., Chongqing
Tel: 0086-23-63728888

Chongqing Merchant International Travel Service
Add: 99 Zhoushan 2nd Rd., Chongqing
Tel: 0086-23-63515888

Chongqing Yangtze International Tourism Company
Add: 18 Minzu Rd., Chongqing
Tel: 0086-23-63788527