Chongqing Travel Guide

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Chongqing Travel Guide

Yubei, Chongqing China

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Chongqing (重庆; Chóngqìng), (formerly spelled Chungking), is set to become the most economically important city in West China and is the biggest inland city of the country with plans for even more massive growth.

Chongqing is also the launching point for scenic boat trips down the Yangtze River through the Three Gorges Dam. The Buddhist Dazu Rock Carvings are located three hours west of Chongqing City in the outlying Chongqing Municipality and is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Chongqing is one of four municipalities in China (large cities that are not part of a province but report directly to the national government, the other three are Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin). Chongqing municipality is technically the largest city in China in surface area. While no longer part of Sichuan province since 1997, it was historically and culturally part of it and still shares the same love for hot and spicy food dishes.

Chongqing was temporarily the capital of the Republic of China during World War II, after Nanjing was occupied by the Japanese. The capital was subsequently relocated back to Nanjing after the Japanese surrendered in 1945.

Neighbouring provinces: Hubei (east), Hunan (east), Guizhou (south), Sichuan (west), Shaanxi (north)

Located on the edge of the Yungui Plateau, and surrounded by small green capped mountains, Chongqing City is intersected by the Jialing River and the upper reaches of the Yangtze. It contains the Daba Shan in the north, Wu Shan in the east, Wuling Shan in the southeast, and Dalou Mountain to the south. Chongqing is notorious for its hot and humid weather. The air quality in the warmer months as well as the winter can be challenging to people with respiratory problems due to massive amounts of smog. Chongqing has been ranked by the World Bank as one of the most polluted cities in the world.

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Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport is about 21 kilometers (13 mi) northeast of Chongqing in Lianglu Town, Yubei District (Airport GPS 29.720030-106.634060).(CKG; [1]) is served by international flights from Bangkok, Doha,Helsinki, Hon... Read more
By train There are three major train stations in Chongqing: Chongqing Station (Chongqing Zhan - Caiyuanba 重庆站), Cai Yuan Ba Li Jiao Qiao, Yuzhong (Line 1 & 3 Lianglukou Metro Station). Original station closest to the centre of Cho... Read more
Chongqing North Station (Chongqing Bei Zhan 重慶北站), Kun Lun Da Dao, Yu Bei Qu (Line 3 Chongqing Bei Zhan Metro Station). Recently developed station handling high speed services to/from Chengdu. Many long distance trains to many other... Read more


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