Chongqing Travel Guide
Chongqing is located on the Yungui plateau and surrounded by small mountains. This is the biggest inland city in China and was the capital of the country from the late 1930s to the early 1940s.Chongqing is one of China's major municipalities; a cultural and historical city with many unique traits. Besides its unique geographical conditions – is is surrounded by rivers and mountains – it has been filled with skyscrapers, making for a mesmerising landscape, both during the day and at nighttime.
Enjoy boat trips down the Yangtze river, learn about Chongqing's past as a porcelain port, and wander through well-preserved old streets, residences, and temples.
Top 5 Reasons to Visit Chongqing
Several cruises depart from Chongqing. Take a boat trip down the river to see some amazing landscapes and to go through the Three Gorges Dam.
The UNESCO-listed rock carvings are three hours away from Chongqing.
You can visit the old residence of Zhou Enlai, one of the members of the Communist party, which has been turned into a museum, or head to the old military headquarters of Jiang Jieshi.
The Three Gorges Museum houses many artifacts related to the Qing dynasty. You can admire classic architecture and see traditional dancing at the Great Hall of the People.
Ciqikou is still an active porcelain port. You will find old streets, small shops, porcelain crafts, and restaurant boats in the area.