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What to do in Chongqing

Chongqing is a picturesque city in China with numerous attractions. From the impressive Shibaozhai Pagoda, the Fengdu Ghost City, the historic White Emperor City, the overwhelming Dazu Rock Carvings, to the majestic Three Gorges, there are endless must-see tourist places in the heart of this Chinese city. Apart from the attractions, Chongqing’s hospitality and bustling city life pulls crowd from all over the globe.

Chongqing Map
Chongqing Map
Shibaozhai Pagoda
Shibaozhai Pagoda
Dazu Rock Carvings
Dazu Rock Carvings
Fengdu Ghost City
Fengdu Ghost City
Three Gorges
Three Gorges
White Emperor City
White Emperor City

While traveling in the city you can indulge in different leisurely activities.

Cruise on the Yangtze River

If you are looking to start a journey of the Yangtze River, Chongqing is the place to be. A tour of the Yangtze River is a must for many tourists, as it is considered the cradle of civilization in China. While cruising on the river you will have the chance to explore its highlights, including the stunning natural beauty of the riverbanks, as well as trips to the Three Gorge Dam, Shennong Stream, and the Fengdu Ghost City. You will have an enchanting travel experience while cruising on the river.

Cruise on the Yangtze River
Cruise on the Yangtze River

Savor some specialties of Sichuan cuisine

The most popular local specialty is the hotpot. Its spicy taste is favored by not only the Chinese but also tourists from around the globe. While in Chongqing, you will have the chance to taste tonic hotpot, fish head hotpot, four tastes hotpot, and Yuanyang hotpot. The fish head and tonic hotpots are ideal for those who dislike spicy foods.

Savor Some Specialties of Sichuan Cuisine
Savor Some Specialties of Sichuan Cuisine

Walk around the Ciqikou Old Town

The old town of Ciqikou in the Shapingba District was constructed during the Song Dynasty. The town is famous for its porcelain production, which dates back to the Ming and the Qing dynasties. With ancient temples as well as plentiful traditional customs, the old town of Ciqikou will take you on a journey to the past.

Ciqikou Old Town
Ciqikou Old Town

Enjoy the beautifully illuminated night scene

Chongqing has a beautiful unique setting, being partly bounded by the Jialing River and the Yangtze River with the buildings constructed at different heights on mountain slopes. Glimpse the city’s beautiful night scene along with its illuminated skyline and the reflections in Yangtze River. Enjoy the panoramic view from one of the observation platforms including the Ye Ke Shu Platform and the Kansheng Pavilion.

Beautifully Illuminated Night Scene
Beautifully Illuminated Night Scene

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