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Chongqing’s population of over 30 million people has earned it a reputation as the country’s largest municipality. This sprawling metropolis is home to spicy food, friendly locals, and a rich cultural history. Positioned alongside the Yangtze River, Chongqing offers plenty of attractions for travelers, including delicious cuisine, cultural museums, and even UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Here’s our guide to the top 10 things to do and see in this booming megacity.

Eat hot pot
Chongqing is known for its boiling temperatures, but the city’s ubiquitous hot pot is even more scorching. This style of cooking has been practiced in China for centuries and has no clear origin, with stories tracing it back to various regions including Mongolia and Southwestern China. The dish is cooked like a communal stew, with diners gathering around a pot of spicy boiling broth and tossing in a variety of ingredients, from thinly sliced meat and quail eggs to vegetables and mushrooms. For the people of Chongqing, hot pot is more than just a meal; it’s an experience and a chance to connect with family and friends. There are countless delicious hot pot eateries around the city

Local Food Street

  • Nanbin Road: Yangtze River view, lot of local cuisines bars and teahouses here
  • The Three Gorges Square:add:Sha Ping Ba District, Chonqing City
  • Ciqikou Ancient Town

Visit one of the longest graffiti streets in the world
this doodling street locate at sichuan art instuite nearby, all those creative works created by student.
chinese name is :四川美术学院黄格坪校区 (涂鸦街)
you can show this to taxi driver,and around is food street.

Travel above the mighty Yangtze by cable car

the Night Markets
Chongqing is a sleepless city with beautiful mountains and waters. Each time the evening lights are lit, the night markets in Chongqing open business. The Chongqing Urban Planning Bureau (Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation) and Chongqing Geographical Information Centre have selected 12 municipal characteristic night markets and 10 municipal entrepreneurship night markets to include in the “Chongqing Map of Night Markets”.

Night markets emerged in the Tang Dynasty and rose in the Song Dynasty when on the thirteenth day of the fourth lunar month of the third year (965 AD) of Qiande Reign, Emperor Taizu (Zhao Kuangying, the founder of the Song Dynasty) issued an imperial edict to Kaifeng Prefecture, stating “The night markets in the capital city shall not be prohibited until the dead of night (midnight)”. Since then, food markets at night had emerged not only in large numbers, but become quite prosperous as well.

Here are several characteristic night markets in the main urban districts and nearby:

No. 1 Jiaochangkou Night Market

Jiaochangkou Night Market located in Yuzhong District’s Jiefangbei Commercial Circle is featured by leisure, catering, fashion and retailing businesses, which has not only gathered various popular characteristic snacks in Chongqing, but introduced exotic foods from around China and countries like Japan and South Korea. It provides one-stop leisure and recreation with beautiful scenery, delicacies and wine.

No. 2 Jiangbei District’s Sleepless 9 Street

Located on the top of Beicheng Tianjie (Paradise Walk, Jiangbei) in Guanyinqiao Commercial Circle, 9 Street Night Market has gathered a large number of famous catering enterprises, bars, and KTV businesses. It is an emerging gathering place of musical talents, gourmets and urban trendsetters as well as a new landmark of nightlife in Chongqing.

No. 3 Changshou District’s Puti Ancient Town Night Market

Located on South Wanshou Road and Sichuan & Chongqing Snack Street in Puti Ancient Town, this night market is filled with food stands, genuine characteristic delicacies, coffee shops decorated with strong Lijiang characteristics and unique bars.

No. 4 Jiulongpo District’s Huangjueping Night Market

The greatest characteristic of Huangjueping Night Market is a huge crowd of students. In addition to students from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, there are also students from several primary and secondary schools nearby. Therefore, most goods in the market are student-oriented. Here you can often see novel and odd little things as well as gadgets full of personality. Most importantly, most of them are attractive in both price and quality with super high cost performance. Combined with the unique building graffiti art, the market feels wonderful

ChongQing Crown escalator
the steep angle>60 degree,really adventure experience.
该扶梯1993年2月动工,1996年2月18日建成运营,全长112米,宽1.3米,提升高度52.7米,倾斜度为30度,每秒运行0.75米,全程运行2分30秒 ,由上、下梯和备用梯共三台扶梯组成。每台最大载客能力为13000人次/小时,是亚洲第二长的一级提升坡地大扶梯。
开放时间 夏6:45-21:45,冬6:15-21:15
门票价格 单程票价2元

Chongqing Bars

Soho Bar
Add:1F, Deyi Shijie, 88 Jiaochangkou, Yuzhong District, Chongqing
Opening Hours:19:30pm-06:00 am
Price range:CNY 150/ person

No.88 Bar
Add:2F, 260 Ba Yi Road, Yuzhong District
Opening Hours:7:00 pm-4:00am
City Area: Former French Concession
Price range:CNY150/person

Music House
Add:88 Jiabin Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing
Tel: 023-6303-8289
Opening Hours: 18:00 pm-02:00am

Visit the People’s Liberation Monument
As one of the most iconic landmarks in Chongqing, the People’s Liberation Monument is a must-see for any traveler. Built in 1945, the monument commemorates China’s success during WWII and towers nearly 90 feet over the Jiefangbei commercial district at the heart of the city. Travelers visiting the monument can also check out other nearby attractions, including numerous KTV clubs, shopping malls, and bookstores. The monument can easily be reached by a number of city buses and admission is free.

Explore Ciqikou Old Town
For travelers seeking to escape the bustling energy of Chongqing’s city center, the out-of-the-way Ciqikou Old Town is an ideal solution. The quaint town is positioned in Shapingba District and dates back to the Ming and Qing Dynasties when it served as a port town and commercial center for the area. In English, the area is known as Porcelain Town, for its history as a porcelain producer. Today, visitors can still find porcelain pieces sold in the town’s shops, as well as numerous eateries selling beef soup, spicy stir fry, and various pastries. Ciqikou is also famous for being linked to Samuel CC Ting, a recipient of The Nobel Prize in Physics who studied in the small town during his childhood. The classroom where Ting studied has been preserved and is open to visitors.

Ciqikou Old Town, Shapingba District, Chongqing, China +86 23 6501 0003

Check out the People’s Assembly Hall
Erected in the 1950s, the People’s Assembly Hall was built as a receiving auditorium for important visitors to Chongqing. The ornate building is styled after architectural designs from the Ming and Qing dynasties, and features a large dome and colorful details throughout. Spanning 66,000 square meters and rising 65 meters high, the enormous structure is comprised of three main sections: the north building, the south building, and the auditorium. The hall is the recipient of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and is not to be missed by anyone traveling to Chongqing.

People’s Assembly Hall, No.173 Renming Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing, China

Wander through the Three Gorges Museum
Named after the famous Three Gorges area alongside the Yangtze River, the Three Gorges Museum is situated in Chongqing’s busting Yuzhong District. In addition to information related to the Three Gorges, the museum also serves to preserve the history of Chongqing and is home to a variety of cultural artifacts and artistic pieces. Among its vast collection, visitors will find antique porcelain, sculptures from the Han Dynasty, paintings, and calligraphy work. The museum was originally founded as the Chongqing Museum but was later reopened under its current name.

Three Gorges Museum, No.236 Renmin Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing, China

See Hongya Cave by the riverside

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