Chongqing is located in Midwest China, on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, and has an area of 82,400 km² and a population of 33 million. It has a history of more than 3,000 years. It is the largest municipality in China and is a vital link between the “Belt and Road and the Yangtze River Economic Belt. With a landscape that features mountains, rivers, and gorges, Chongqing is the largest three-dimensional city in the world, and is known as the “city of mountain”, the “city of rivers” and the “city that never sleeps.”
Chongqing is an international metropolis on the golden waterway of the Yangtze River that is open to the world, The Chongqing-Xinjiaag-Europe Railway and the regular sea-and-rail transit route that links China and Singapore. It has established economic and trade relations with more than 180 countries and regions, sister relations with 43 cities around the world. Nearly 300 companies on the Fortune Global 500 have operations here. More than 140 domestic and international airlines operate here, including 71 international airlines. The 72-hour transit visa policy has been implemented for 51 countries and regions including the United States, Gennany, France, Russia, and Switzerland.
Chongqing has unique and rich tourism resources, a magical natural landscape, colorful folk customs, deep humanistic charm, and beautiful Bayu style. It is the world’s “city of hot spring” assessed by the World Federation of Hydrotherapy and Climatotherapy. Chongqing features more than 230 Class-A scenic spots, including eight 5A-scenic spots and 27 luxury cruise ships. It has been rated as the “World’s Top 10 Travel Destmations” and the “World’s Top 10 of the Most Potential Travel Destinations” by the authoritative travel magazine Frommer’s and Lonely Planet many times. In 2017, the World Travel & Tourism Council released a report that ranks Chongqing No. 1 of the top ten fastest-growing tourism cities in the world.
This is a land of natural beauty, a city with cultural appeal. You are welcome to Chongqing – Journey to New Accomplishments!
Jiefangbei (The Liberty Monument), situated in the center of the pedestrian street, was first built in 1940. It is the spiritual symbol of the Chinese people s fight against invaders and the great contributions to world peace, and a major landmark and key attraction in Chongqing.
Yangtze River Cable Car
The cable car was opened in 1987, giving south bank residents safe and speedy access to the city. It quickly became a tourist attraction and is still used by locals and tourists today.
It’s a major tourist attraction with mock “old streets”, delicious food, restaurants, and the Bayu traditional culture performance. It’s now famous for its night views which can be admired from anywhere in the complex.
With many sites in Chongqing becoming popular, Qiansimen Bridge, which near the Hongyadong has been goes viral, and this is one of the best places to shooting Hongyadong.
Chongqing People's Auditorium
Chongqing People’s Auditorium hosts various large-scale assemblies and performances, including domestic and international meetings of vital importance.
Three Gorges Museum
From the primitive period to the present, everything about chongqing is showcased within this grand 5-story building.
Chaotianmen Square was built in 314 BC, when constructed Ba prefecture after country become a by Qin general Zhangyi, and now has gradually become a prosperous zone which shows the rapid develop historic city.
Liziba Light-rail Station
At Liziba station, the train runs through a residential building, a scene that went viral worldwide otter it was uploaded online last year.
Yikeshu Viewing Platform
Yikeshu Viewing Platform is on South Mountain in Nan’an District across the Yangtze River from Chongqing’s main urban area. Yikeshu is a popular viewing platform named after the single Huangjue tree on the site.
Testbed 2 was a bill-printing factory, it maintains the look of the 80-year-old factory it’s been transformed from and is now filled with many exquisite, wonderful coffee shoos light bars, creative offices, artistic graffiti bars and theaters and other places to enjoy.
Twin River Night Cruises
Most cruise ships are located at Chaotianmen port. The night cruise is mesmerizing, with so many buildings lit up, including all the major attractions, reflecting in on rushing, turbulent water of the rivers.
Ciqikou Ancient Town
Ciqikou was first built in Song dynasty and became prosperous during the Republican period. Duck blood cu X in chili sauce, bean curd sheets, peanuts with pepper a salt are just three of the specialties to be found.
The Small Three Gorges
Highlights: Dragon-Gate (Longmen) Gorge, Misty(Bawu) Gorge, Emerald (Dicui) Gorge
The Small Three Gorges (Lesser Three Gorges) is one of the exciting and famous stops in the Yangtze Three Gorges. It is often called the “highlight” of the cruise, even the whole China trip.
ShennuFeng (Goddess Peak)
Highlights: Shangsheng Peak, Qiyun Peak, Jingtan Peak, Qinv Pong
There are twelve unique peaks along the Wu Gorge, the most prominent of which is the Goddess Peak (Shennu Peak). The peak looks like a beautiful and pious maiden standing gracefully on the northern bank of the gorge.
Baidicheng (White Emperor City)
Highlights: Baidi Temple, Mingliang Palace
Baidicheng is an ancient temple complex on a hill on the northern shore of the Yangtze River in China. It has been said that the area was once surrounded with a white mist, giving it a look which was rather mysterious, yet serene—much as what an emperor should be like.
Longgang Geological Park
Highlights: Dragon Cave, Cloudy Lounge Bridge, Stalagmite River, Longgang Heavenly Pit
It is in Yunyang County, 380kms from downtown. The spectacularly strange, wonderful and colorful landscape is explained in the natural science museum in the Grand View Garden.
Highlights: Waterfall Cave, Green Dragon Cave, Green Dragon Pond
Wanzhou Waterfall, the areas main scenic spot, is considered the No.1 waterfall in all of Asia. The water flows year-round with thundrous sounds and the magnificent waterfall shocks every visitor who sees it. On a sunny day, visitors can also see a beautiful rainbow.
Shibaozhai (Precious Stone Fortress)
Highlights: Kuixinge, Tianzidian
Shibaozhai is famous for its huge rock formations and many interesting legends. It was listed as “one of the eight singular buildings” in the world.
Fengdu Ghost City
Highlights: Nothing-to-be-done Bridge, Ghost Torturing Pass, Tianzi Palace, Last-Glance at Home Tower
The national AAAA level tourist area, originated in Han dynasty is a famous historical and cultural city, has been touted as “the devil city”, “the land of the dead”, the home to return to the land of human beings.
Highlights: Baishou Garden, Donghai Temple, Lover’s Valley
Listed as a national 4A-rated tourism resort, this is the largest artificial lake in Southwest China.
The Underwater Museum of White Crane Ridge
The world’s first underwater museum, White Crane Ridge is a 1,600-meter-long natural stone ridge lying beneath the Yangtze River in Fuling. The ridge is treasured for its inscriptions of hydrologic data dating from the year 763 to 1963. Visitors can witness history for themselves via 23 underwater glass observation windows at the museum.
Highlights: The Gate, The Ancient City Wall,Navy Port, Diao Yu Tai, Huguo TempleThe Buddhist Cliff Carving
The Diaoyu Fortress is one of the great ancient battlefields of China. It is famous for its fierce resistance of the Mongol armies in the latter half of the Song Dynasty.
Anju Ancient Town
Highlights: Chenghuang Temple, BoLun Temple, Huguang Guild Hall
Anju Ancient Town is a 4A-rated tourist site in China. It’s a town with a long history that combines unique geographical advantages, deep cultural heritage, rich cultural relics, and ‘beautiful natural scenery.
Dazu Rock Carvings
Highlights: Baoding Mountain, Beishan Rock Carvings
A 5A-rated scenic area in Dazu District, it was built in the transitional period of Tang and Song Dynasty, using a form called Moya Carving, which means to carve directly into the natural cliffs. The carvings were made to publicize and show respect to their God.
Tea and Bamboo Forest
Highlights: Rose Garden Look-out Point, Tea-picking Experience Field, Shi Mian Mai Fu, Green Gallery, Bo Dao Ling
A national 4A-rated scenic area and a rare teabamboo landscape in China and even in the world.
Zhongshan Ancient Town
Highlights: Ladder of love
Zhongshan Ancient Town has more than 800 years of history, it is a typical mountainous ancient town with well preserved buildings and passionate people.
Highlights: Caicai Waterfall, Wangxiangtai Waterfall, Dahong/Xiaohong Lake
5A scenic spot. The park is in a World Heritage Danxia geomorphology and home to many waterfalls, including Wangxiangtai (the Balcony of Nostalgia), the highest in China.
Black Mountain Valley
Highlights: Yutiao Gorge, Tianlai Valley
This is a 5A scenic area with around 97% forest coverage, 110km from downtown. It is a popular summer resort with – crystal clear streams, steep and densely wooded slopes – and serene valleys.
Highlights: World Wild Ancient Rhododendron Park, South Slope Park, Jinfo Temple, Cliff Plank Road
A nature museum equipped with a collection of 237 families and 2,997 kinds of plants within its 25 acres of primitive evergreen forest.
Wuling Mountain Rift Valley
Highlights: Clouds Court, Sky Gorge Sewn, Wuling Tai Dou Cableway (the steepest cableway in Asia)
This is a spectacularly beautiful park and summer is the best season to visit. The kaleidoscopic mountains and abundant vegetation includes more than 2,000 kinds of plants and over 200 kinds of wild animals.
Three Natural Bridges
Highlights: Tianlong Bridge, Qinglong Bridge, Heilong Bridge
The Three Natural Bridges are a series of natural limestone bridges located in Fairy Mountain Town. They lie within the Wulong Karst National Geologic Park, which itself is a part of the South China Karst Wulong Karst UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Zhuoshui Ancient Town
Highlights: Puhua River
This small town was built in the Tang Dynasty along a river and has thrived since the Song Dynasty, with gradual decline after the Ming W] and Qing Dynasties. It is One of the most famous ancient towns in ‘Chongqing’s southeast region.
Taohuayuan (Peach Blossom Garden)
Highlights: Taohuayuan National Forest Park, Youzhou Ancient Town
Taohuayuan was constructed in the “Paradise” style described in the “Travel of the Peach Blossom Garden” by the famous poet Tao Yuanming and is an ideal destination in spring.
Chongqing is located in a humid enviroment, so locals have created many spicy dishes. Since Chongqing was originally part of Sichuan, most of the cuisine in Chongqing is Sichuan style, which is hot and spicy.
Chongqing has urban commercial centers in every district. Some districts have more than one commercial center featuring shopping, entertainmen, business, tourism, etc.
Chongqing proudly offers all the big names when it comes to hotels for short-term visitors. You can use Airbnb, Booking.com, and TripAdvisor in Chongqing for your travel needs.
Chongqing is a “city that never sleeps”, which brings to mind the fantastic and wonderful nightlife.