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Chongqing travel guide

Chongqing travel guide

The city of Chongqing is a major metropolis and municipality of southwest China. Standing as one of the five national central cities of the PRC, the city has its own Central Government like Beijing, Shanghai or Tianjin cities. Seen as a key point to increase the interior economic growth, Chongqing is a typical sprawling Chinese city. Located on the confluence of the Yangtze and the Jialing River, the city is a high stop-off and departure point on up or downstream Yangtze River Cruises. Chongqing is situated on the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau and enjoys a monsoon humid subtropical climate. Literally meaning double happiness or repeated good luck, the city really overpopulates and overstrains. Chongqing is home to different ethnic nationalities among which the Han are the most important one. This city is the archetypal big Chinese city where turmoils of city life give rhythm to everything. History of Chongqing A strategic point to inner Province's economic growth Chongqing is a city that experienced many changes in terms of kingdom, government and names for the past 3000 years. Tracing back to the 11th century BC, the city was governed by the State of Ba and the... More information about Chongqing »

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Dazu Rock Carvings

Dazu Rock Carvings

Renowned as a large rock carving group of three Chinese religious beliefs-Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism, Dazu Rock Carvings can be traced back to 892 in late Tang Dynasty. Enjoy the fame the pearls of oriental art as a World Heritage Site, it has over 50000 statues and 100000 inscriptions in 75 protected sites.

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Ciqikou Old Town

Ciqikou Old Town

An old street with a long history of approximately 1000 years, Ciqikou is a miniature of Chongqing, which got its name as an important ferry terminal along Jialing Riverf or producing and transshipping china wares in Qing Dynasty. Today, many of the ancient buildings are still well protected, with various traditional snacks and activities.

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