Chongqing Overview

Chongqing,located in southwest China, was once a part of Sichuan Province, but it was made a "municipality" in 1997.  Chongqing is one of four municipalities in China. It is a city with a long history, and it was important as an inland port near the rich Sichuan region. Traders came overland or by river. Chongqing is located at the place where the Jialing River meets the Yangtze River. Perhaps because the Chongqing area was out of the usual travel routes, the fragile rock carvings at Dazu and the fragile natural cave scenery at Wulong remained comparatively unspoiled. Around the Chongqing urban area, there are some scenic and historical highlights such as Dazu County with ancient rock carvings and art, the rocky scenery at Wulong, the Zigong Dinosaur Museum, the Yangtze River and the Three Gorges Dam.

Facts of Chongqing

Chinese Name: 重庆
Location: Southwest of China
Dialing code: (+86) 023
Zip code: 400000
Area: Chongqing has an area of 82,400 square kilometers
Main attractions in Chongqing: 

Located in the southwest of china and upper reaches of Yangtze River, Chongqing is a charming metropolis with over 3000 years history. After Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai, Chongqing is the forth municipality under the direct administration of Central Government. With 82,403 square kilometers, it is the largest municipality in area with a population of 31.44 million by 2005, including 19 districts, 17 counties and 2 autonomous counties.

Towering among the mountains and river valleys, Chongqing is also called "mountain city". To the west, it is Daba Mountain; to the east, it is Wuling Mountain; to the south, it is Dalou Mountain. Yangtze River, Jialing River, Wu River and Pei River pass through this city. The world-renowned Three Gorges of Yangtze River are located at the border of Chongqing and Hubei province.

Chongqing combines beautiful landscape with profound historical culture. Many Yangtze River cruise ships start and end at Chaotianmen docks of Chongqing. You can take the cable car across the river from Cangbai Lu or Wanglongmen for a fantastic view of the city. Delicious Chongqing local cuisine can add much fun to your visit. The best shopping place in Chongqing is called Jiefangbei.

Today, Chongqing has changed from an ancient regional trading post into an economic center and transportation hub on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River.

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