Chongqing Souvenirs

Inspired by the mountains and rivers surrounding Chongqing,numerous great artists come here,making Chongqing a great place to shop for watercolors and calligraphy.The scenery of the Yangtze and the Three Gorges has long been the subject matter of Chinese paintings. The area around the Liberation Monument has numerous galleries selling everything from large scrolls to painted […]

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Chongqing Food Restaurants

Sichuan cuisine’s history can be traced back to the Qin and Han dynasties,and became a major school of cooking during the Tang dynasty.When chili peppers were introduced to China during the Qing dynasty,Sichuan cooking developed into the modern spicy feast. As Chongqing lies in the heart of China’s chili belt,local dishes are not for the […]

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Chongqing Transportation

Airport-Located 13 miles(21 km)north of the city is Chongqing’s Jiangbei Airport. There are shuttle buses to and from the city and it’s about 45 minutes from the airport to Shangqing Temple(shangqing si).Taking a taxi from the airport to Chongqing costs around RMB 100 and takes about 30 minutes. Boat-Cruises to the Three Gorges are boarded […]

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Dazu Rock Carvings

More than a thousand years ago,Buddhist and Taoist sects fiercely competed for ascendancy and imperial endorsement.As power changed hands and religious orders came in and out of favor,the victors would create new monuments to their gods and destroy the old ones.One result was that significantly stronger materials were employed to build religious monuments,being hard to […]

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Chongqing,the Mountain City

Chongqing has long been a staging post for river journeys and a gateway to China’s wild west.With its steep hills,raging rivers and spicy food,there’s something for everyone. Overlooking the confluence of the Yangtze and the Jialing Rivers,Chongqing is known throughout China as the”Mountain City.”Many of city’s hills are so precipitous thatbicycles are scarce and motorcycles […]

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