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Chongqing

Chongqing, formerly spelled Chungking, is set to become the most economically important city in West China. Chongqing is one of four national municipalities (the other three are Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin) in China and is certainly already the biggest inland city of the country with plans for even more massive growth.

Chongqing is a modern metropolis and the fourth largest municipality after Beijing Shanghai, and Tianjin. The city is situation on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, where the Yangtze and Jiling Rivers meet and is commonly the embarkation point for cruises down the Yangtze River. Founded over 3,000 years ago, Chongqing has a wealth of history and it many sites andmuseums are testament to it. Another exciting aspect of Chongqing is its cuisine.Its world famous hotpot is a gastronomic delight.

While independent since 1997, it was historically and culturally part of south east Sichuan and still shares the same love for hot and spicy food dishes.
Chongqing was temporarily the capital of the Republic of China during World War 2, after Nanjing was occupied by the Japanese. The capital was subsequently relocated back to Nanjing after the Japanese surrendered in 1945.

Chongqing has many fantastic museums and temples for visitors to enjoy. The most famous of which is the Chongqing Museum, and the Luohan Temple. Located in Dazu County, is the Dazu Rock carvings. Construction of the carvings began in the 7th century A.D. and combines the influences of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. The carvings contain more than 50,000 statues.

Chongqing is also the launching point for scenic boat trips down the Yangtze River through the Three Gorges Dam. The spectacular Buddhist Dazu Rock Carvings are located three hours west of Chongqing City in the outlying Chongqing Municipality and is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Attractions
Chongqing Jiefangbei Shopping Street

Chongqing Jiefangbei Shopping Street

It is the central business district of Chongqing and the pedestrian street is lined with boutiques, theatres, bars, and nightclubs. It is an exciting stop for any visit to Chongqing.

Ci Qi Kou Village

Ci Qi Kou Village

Once famed for its pottery production in Chongqing, the ancient Ci Qi Kou Village is filled with history. The ancient homes, shops, and governmental buildings have existed for centuries making a visit to the village a special one cruise Yangtze River.

The People's Hall

The People's Hall

Located in Chongqing, The People's Hall holds the meeting hall and government offices for Chongqing. The architecture of the hall is quite stunning. Chongqing is famous for its spicy cuisine, and for being a port for Yangtze River Cruises.

Dazu Rock Carvings

Dazu Rock Carvings

Located outside of Chongqing and encompassing several different sites, the Dazu Grottoes are an incredible museum of ancient Chinese Buddhist, Taoist, and Confucian stone carving art.

Chongqing Hotpot

Chongqing Hotpot

One of the most famous parts of Chongqing is Chongqing Hotpot, which is well-known throughout China and the world for its incredibly spicy tongue numbing flavor. It is incredibly popular with locals, especially during the hot summer months.

General Stillwell Museum

General Stillwell Museum

The General Stillwell Museum in Chongqing is dedicated to General Joseph W. Stillwell, an American general who worked as Chief of Staff in the China Theatre of Operations during World War II.

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Chongqing Weather

Chongqing is located in a humid subtropical climate. It has some of the hottest summers in China. Typically, cold breezes blow through the city making the temperatures more bearable. The winters are mild and humid which makes it seem colder than it actually is.

Things to Do in Chongqing

Known basically as an embarkation point for Yangtze River Cruises, the city of Chongqing has a lot to offer visitors. The fiery cuisine, hopping nightlife, and fantastic shopping in Chongqing add to the enjoyment of this wonderful city.

Chongqing Shopping

A Shopping paradise, Chongqing offers many unique and traditional items to visitors. Chongqing is famous for its traditional Chinese medicine and medicine ingredients.

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