Travel and Places: Chongquing

visit chongquing any time of the year and experience its many wonders

Called as the Mountain City, Chongquing has plenty for the eyes to please and the heart to marvel. First among these is the ancient village of Ci Qi Kou that lies on Jialing River’s bank. It is a sight to behold with its flat-stoned paved lanes serving as the main routes. There are many dining options and specialty stores along the road which make Chongquing easily a one-stop shop for anything and everything you may need.

The Dazu Rock Carvings are an absolute must-see in Chongquing. Delight yourself in stunning works of art carved as early as the ninth century and which went on until the period of the Ming and Qing dynasties.

You shouldn’t miss the General Joseph Warren Stilwell Museum either. General Stilwell was a prominent figure during the second world war. Even after his death, he continues to hold a special place in the hearts of the Chinese.

First time visitors to Chongquing will enjoy the many scenic spots in Northern Hot Springs Park. Forming the base of Jinyun Mountain, the Park is home to hills, gorges, caves, temples, and yes, springs and water so travelers can have plenty of other things to do besides feasting their eyes on the beautiful surroundings.

Karst landscapes are a common sight in some parts of China, but you can find among the best ones in Chongquing. Wulong Karst, in particular, provides one a wonderful sightseeing experience as here you can explore natural bridges, caves and underground streams.

Don’t end your visit to Chongquing without going on the Yangtze River Cruise, which can run from three to eight days. Watch out for the Three Gorges which covers 5,500 square meters and holds hundreds of thousands of relics from ancient times, the Ghost City of Fengdu, and the Shennong Stream during your voyage.

Chongquing is very busy, as you can see. You will never get bored exploring this particular part of China. And do you know that it is here where you can find lots of buses that run on natural gas? The buses are something you just have to see for they really are an interesting sight with low-pressure gas bags on the roof! Even more interesting is to know that these buses are environment-friendly. These natural gas-powered buses are perhaps Chongquing’s answer to the environment issues confronting the world today.

Chongquing is a tourist’s delight, indeed. Experience Chongquing any time of the year.

 

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Posted on Mar 3, 2011