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Chongqing Travel Guide

Chongqing Travel Guide

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.

Crowned as “a mountain city,” Chongqing is surrounded by extensive mountains and rivers with most of its downtown area standing at the juncture of the Yangtze and Jialing River. As Chongqing is near the mountains and by these rivers, it’s both famous as “a river” and “mountain” city.

Renowned as “a city of fog,” Chongqing resembles a Chinese ink painting in that is always cast by clouds, being the city itself or the sky, mountains and rivers, trees. For hundreds of years, from the ancient Shu Kingdom to wartime auxiliary capital, Chongqing is rich in history that the color grey seems is the dominant hue of the city.

Meanwhile, Chongqing is honored as a city pulsating with vigor and vitality. Strolling around the Liberation Monument, you can see people, gorgeous women wearing light or heavy make-up, white-collar workers in formal suits or guys with their shirts stripped to the waist, all walking in high spirit contributing to the cities vitality. Even at midnight, the sirens in Chaotianmen resound along the river and break the tranquility of the night, demonstrating the  sleepless characteristic of this city.