Mountain city—Chongqing

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As a major city in southwestern mainland China, Chongqing is a port city with the largest municipal area and population in China. Nowadays, Chongqing is a modern city, China’s fourth municipality after Beijing, Shanghai, and Tianjin.

Chongqing is a city of hills, with many old lanes and buildings worth exploring, cruises up the Yangtze, and a walk around to the Port all worth a half day wander. Picturesque landscapes are so enchanting as to make tourists forget to return. Start your Chongqing tour now!

Ciqikou Old Town

Located in the suburb of Chongqing City, covering an area of 1.18 square kilometers, Ciqikou Old Town is a historic Chinese old town with traditional style buildings and local flavor food.

The old town was built in 998 during the Song Dynasty. The town’s name, Ciqikou, means porcelain harbor, and the community prospered from the porcelain trade. Today it offers a glimpse of the peaceful laid-back life in the Sichuan countryside and is somewhere to take a break from the busy commercial world of Chongqing.


Dazu Rock Carvings

Dazu Rock Carvings are a series of Chinese religious sculptures and carvings, dating back as far as the 7th century AD, depicting and influenced by Buddhist, Confucian and Taoist beliefs.

Listed as a World Heritage Site, the Dazu Rock Carvings are made up of 75 protected sites containing some 50,000 statues, with over 100,000 Chinese characters forming inscriptions and epigraphs, 160km west of Chongqing.

The sites are located in Chongqing Municipality within the steep hillsides throughout Dazu County (located about 60 kilometers west of the city of Chongqing, China). The highlights of the rock grotto are found on Mount Baoding and Mount Beishan.




Wulong Karst

The Wulong Karst is located at Wujiang River downriver of Southeastern Chongqing. It covers three karst systems of Sanqiao Natural Bridges which are dotted in mid-north, southeast, and northeast of Wulong County.

It is composed of gorges, natural bridges, tiankengs, caves, shafts subterranean streams. A world cultural heritage.



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