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  • Learn about Yangtze River, especially between Chongqing and Yichang where the three gorges located in this well-designed medium-sized museum, above all it is free
  • Among the four places, People's liberation square is the least interesting
  • Should you take this, then go to Chaotianmen river port to find your ship
  • In the afternoon many people do rhythmic gymnastic creating happy atmosphere
  • But I enjoyed last summer in this city because it was not that hot


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    Chongqing is not a touristic area yet it has some good spots to visit. If you arrive by air, it is strongly recommended to arrive before 10 pm when subway is still in operation, as there is very much different in transportation fare between subway and taxis. In early hours (my flight landed at 1:30 am) all taxi drivers switch off their meter and charge 100 Chinese yuan (around 15 dollars) to the city, compared to subway which costs you no more than five yuan.

    Preparing hotel address and places to visit written in Chinese is a wise decision, as there is nobody speaks English. Regretfully I did not bring the Chinese version of my hotel booking confirmation which made me waiting for half of an hour to check in. If you do not have any special diet than you are lucky enough as many restaurants have only menu written in Chinese. Use subway as extensive as possible as this is the only type of public transportation providing ticket vending machines those have English menu.

    Three gorges museum, People’s assembly hall, People’s liberation square, and Ciqikou ancient town are four places in Chongqing worth to visit. Learn about Yangtze River, especially between Chongqing and Yichang where the three gorges located in this well-designed medium-sized museum, above all it is free. Go to People’s assembly hall and take pictures in the day time and later in the night time. The exterior of this building is very beautiful. Do not need to go in as there is only a large empty auditorium inside, and for this they charge you 10 yuan. Ciqikou is the place where you can buy souvenirs such as key rings, decoration plates, etc. As anywhere else in China, the prices here are two to three times higher than they should be. You should practice your negotiation skill in this place. Among the four places, People’s liberation square is the least interesting. Here there is a small monument within a pedestrian shopping area.

    Chongqing is also a city where you can start a journey exploring Yangtze River and a number of well-preserved historical sites on both sides using a cruise ship. Should you take this, then go to Chaotianmen river port to find your ship. Advance booking is needed.

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  • Zhongshansan Road in Chongqing is very tidy. There is a row of permanent seats made out of concrete, where people can use for reading or chatting with others.

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  • Greenery dominates this city which can help people from the scorching summer weather.

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  • Contoured land surface makes this city more beautiful. This picture was taken in Renmin Road in Yuzhong area in summer 2016.

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  • The People’s Assembly Hall. This iconic building copies Temple of Heaven in Beijing especially the dome. It is worth to visit this place twice, in the day time and in the night time. In the afternoon many people do rhythmic gymnastic creating happy atmosphere.

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  • People’s Liberation Monument, another icon of this city. It is located within pedestrian shopping street. The monument itself is not very large in size, but many people takes the opportunity to photograph it.

    It is said from some literature, that Chongqing is one of Chinese ovens for its high temperature during summer. But I enjoyed last summer in this city because it was not that hot. Prepare good shoes as you may need to walk for sightseeing. Tourist spots are concentrated in Yuzhong area. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to find a hotel within this area.



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