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Chongqing Attractions

Chongqing China can be best described as southwest China's commercial capital. Chongqing attracts visitors from home and abroad for its cultural heritage and tourist attractions. The city is the starting point of the Yangtze River Cruise, which is expected to explore the wonderful scenery of the Three Gorges. Stay at budget Chonqing hotels and get an opportunity to savor the delicious local food, such as Sichuan cuisine and the world-famous hot pot dishes. Also, the handicrafts made from bamboo are of great popularity among the visitors.

CHONGQING MUSEUM

Chongqing Museum has about 100,000 pieces of relics, which spans over 3000 years history from the ancient Kingdom of Ba and the near-mythical Three Kingdoms Period to World War Two and the Chinese Revolution. These antiquities mainly include bronze wares, pottery, paintings, porcelain, sculptures, etc, of which relics of Ba-Shu culture, painting of various dynasties, terra-cotta and sculpture of the Han dynasty and pottery and porcelain are most famous.

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CI QI KOU (PORCELAIN VILLAGE)

Situated on the bank of the Jia Ling River is the ancient village of Ci Qi Kou. It is because of the importance of the porcelain industry that the village is called Ci Qi Kou which being translated means Porcelain Village. The history of Ci Qi Kou can be traced back for more than 1700 years. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties it was famous for its production of porcelain. To date, over twenty old kiln sites have been discovered there.

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NORTHERN HOT SPRINGS PARK

Fifty kilometers northeast of Chongqing City, the northern Hot Springs National Park is situated at the foot of Jinyun Mountain. The park is the site of a 5th century Buddhist Temple. There are also a stone Buddha of the Song dynasty and a dragon pagoda of the Ming dynasty. The springs have an Olympic-size swimming pool where you can swim and there are also private rooms with hot baths.

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THE THREE GORGES

The Three Gorges Dam(San Xia) scenic area on the Yangtze River includes some 200 kilometers of rapids and dramatic, sharp bends set close between high limestone cliffs on either side, in the area between Baidicheng in Sichuan and Yichang in Hubei Province.

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