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Chongqing-重庆, also named Chungking, known as a mountain city built on the mountain. It is very hot in summer but foggy in winter. It is famous for beautiful ladies and hot pot cuisine.
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Chongqing, a charming tourist city known for its mountains, mist, hot summer, hotpot and hot ladies, always delights visitors from around the world. Here, there are over 50,000 stone statues and inscriptions scattered in 74 grottoes, all of which were made at the end of the Tang Dynasty and at the beginning of the Song Dynasty.Learm More Customize a Similar Tour
The three features of Chongqing are its night view, hotpot and gorgeous women. Located in the high mountain ridges with great rivers converging, Chongqing has long been a city untouched by modernity since its inception. It was not until the World War II that Chongqing leapt to fame as an auxiliary capital of the Republic of China. In the year of 1997, Chongqing became the fourth municipality under the central government, following Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin. It is also the biggest municipality in China.
The best time for traveling is spring and autumn.
A saying describes Chongqing like this, “The temperature varies a great deal in spring; it’s hot and dry in summer; it rains often in autumn; it’s warm and foggy and seldom snows in winter.” Chongqing is one of the cities that has the shortest duration of sunshine. It has most of its rainfalls in summer and autumn, and most of the rainfall occurs at night. Thus, there is a saying that, “the local mountains are showered by the nighttime rainfall.” At the end of autumn and beginning of spring, it is foggy in Chongqing, giving rise to its name as “the capital of fog.”
The Ba-Yu Culture
The Ba-Yu culture is one of the national cultures in China with the most striking characteristics in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River. Stemming from the Ba culture, the Ba-Yu culture relates to the local cultures that have evolved over the history of the Ba people and Kingdom.
The Ba people have lived among the mountains. The lavish nourishment of nature and the harsh environment have shaped them with tenacious, courageous and valiant personalities. Males are passionate, bold and generous, while the females are tender and full of animated courage.
Intangible Cultural Heritages in Chongqing
The background music of Liangshan Lantern Opera is mainly "Pang Tong Tong melody” (also called Liangshan melody), shengge melody and folk melody, among which Liangshan melody is unique. The opera is performed in dialect and in a form of laughing, playing, shaking, pulling, and dancing. There are over 200 lantern opera programs and most are adapted from folk drama or folktale. The lyrics are natural bringing out the atmosphere of life. Also, it is most entertaining, with exaggerated performances, and is beloved by local people. This art form is presented throughout various occasions including as festivals, weddings and funerals.
Shopping in Chongqing
The most famous folk handcraft in this region is Shu embroidery, which has long been crowned as one of four famous embroideries along with Su embroidery, Xiang embroidery and Yue embroidery since the Southern Song Dynasty. Also, the Rongchang folding fans have become famous overseas since the Qing Dynasty. The Three Gorges ink-stone and various bamboo-knitting goods are all featured by the local lifestyle. The shopping malls in Chongqing scatter in the five famous commercial circles, namely the Liberation Monument, the Shaping Dam square, the Yangjiaping, Guanyin Bridge and Nanping Commercial Street.
Recreation in Chongqing
The Chongqing people like the spicy Chongqing hotpot and they are passionate as well as enthusiastic. Places of entertainment are scattered across the streets and lanes of Chongqing.
The most famous Chongqing cuisine is definitely the Chongqing hotpot, which was initially created by the boatmen and the boat trackers. Today, famous hotpot restaurants are Qinma, Dezhuang, Sudajie, Baxiang Yutou and Xiao Tian’e.
Tips: If you are not a big fan of hot and spicy flavor, you can choose the “mandarin duck hotpot (with spicy broth and clear broth separated by an interlayer in the pot).”
Brilliant Resort & Spa, Chongqing
Located in Northern Hot Spring Park, Beipei District, Brilliant Resort & Spa Chongqing provides private and personalized services, including 24-hour butler service. Unlike other spa resort hotels elsewhere in the world, Brilliant Resort & Spa Chongqing boasts Asia’s best spa environment equipped with first-class jingluo (jingluo is a system of internal main and collateral channels, regarded as a network of energy passages, along which acupuncture points are distributed) diagnostic devices and therapies, which, feature a combination of TCM and scientific findings based on the TCM theories, are currently in a maturity stage for use. The hotel provides diagnostic services and gives tailored therapies accordingly. The spa environment here is flavored with a local-style impression and brimming with traditional Chinese culture. Characterized by a fusion of Chinese and Western therapies, yoga, refined tea ceremonies and scrumptious healthy food, the spa will definitely make your stay there cozy and relaxing! In such a garden-style environment, you will feel that everything is integrated as a whole. There, you can relax and reinvigorate yourself while becoming a part of nature. Only when body, mind and soul are in a healthy state can one achieve something. The hotel shoulders the responsibility of delivering a healthy and happy experience to each guest accommodated there. Whether you are here to relax or relieve stress, Brilliant Resort & Spa Chongqing is ready to provide you with comprehensive services, ensuring your stay is wholesome and healthy.
Chongqing Travel News
- A Song dynasty tomb discovered in Chongqing 2015-08-07
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