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Chongqing, China
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With an area of 82,400 square kilometers and a population of 30 million, Chongqing is the largest of the four direct-controlled municipalities (the other three are Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin). Located in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River at the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers, Chongqing is one of the most notable cities for history and culture in China.

Surrounded by waters on three sides, and by the mountains on four sides, Chongqing is known as the ¡°Mountain City¡±. In the meantime, Chongqing enjoys a tropical moist climate with cloudy days, less frost and snow. In spring and autumn, the city is often enveloped by heavy fog, hence Chongqing wins the name of ¡°Capital of Fog¡±.

As the cradle of the Ba culture, Chongqing is an ancient cultural city with a history of 3,000 years. Chongqing with rich tourist resources is gifted with tourist items represented by the famous Three Gorges of the Yangtze River, the Mountain City and the stone carvings of Dazu.

Chongqing is a modern city as well. With high-rises and buildings in graceful disorder, Chongqing presents distinctive views different from other cities in China. Within its borders it encompasses a wealth of water reserves, mineral resources, dense forests, and abundant flora and fauna. Efforts are being made to turn Chongqing into a modern metropolis with the largest foreign market oriented industrial base in West China.

As one of the most notable cities for history and culture in China, Chongqing has a number of historic and scenic attractions, including Eling Park, a beautiful spot for the panorama view of Chongqing; Three Gorges Museum, offers you an insight into culture of the Three Gorges; Stilwell Museum, signifies Sino-US friendship in wartime; Chongqing Zoo, a reservation of rare and precious animals and so on.

Related Chongqing tours:

1 Day Chongqing Tour To Dazu Grottos

1 Day Chongqing Tour To Eling Park, Chongqing Zoo, Great Hall of People & Ciqikou Old Town

Chongqing Travel Attractions
Dazu Grottos
People's Great Hall
Ciqikou Ancient Town
Chongqing Zoo
Eling Park
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