Chongqing Tourism

One of the largest metropolises in the China, Chongqing is the largest among the four direct-controlled municipalities in the country. It is also the largest city in the Northwest region. The city boasts of its rapid economic growth as well as the remarkable natural environment which gets Chongqing a place on the trip planners of thousands of visitors.

Chongqing owns a really long history that dates back to the State of Ba who settled in the region during the spring and autumn seasons, first calling it Jiangzhou. They were later thrown over by the State of Qin. Over the years the region was renamed to Chu, Yu and Gong prefectures by the Southern and Northern, Sui and Northern Song dynasties. Even today, Yu stands as an abbreviation for the city. Yuan, Ming and the Manchus subsequently ruled the city until it became a provisional capital of the republic of China during the Second Sino-Japanese war. Later in 1997, a decision was made to give Chongqing a municipality status.

The itineraries of Chongqing include a terrific skyline encrusted with an inland port in the navigable part of the Yangtze River. It is the launching point for cruising towards the three Gorges of the river. The wavy terrain supported by the water stock piles, mountains and an abundance of flora and fauna makes it a favourite tourism destination in the country.

There is no shortage of scenic places to visit in Chongqing. It caters to all kinds of tourists; naturally formed wonders for the eco-lovers as well as a number of ancient monuments for the history enthusiasts. Maybe, its service has a provincial capital of the country helped it accumulate a good number of historic war-time sites.

If you’re looking for a holiday with a blend of nature and history, add Chongqing to your vacation planners. Explore its cityscapes and the natural terrain, and indulge yourself in a nice spicy meal served in one of its authentic restaurants.

Essential travel information and Chongqing tips for your visit

  • Pack something cool if you are visiting in summer. Also, carry a bottle of sunscreen wherever you go.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Chongqing

  • Save 7% 4-Day Victoria Yangtze River Cruise
    4-Day Victoria Yangtze River CruiseNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 4 Days

    The Yangtze River Cruise is the best way to discover the longest river in China and its unique landscape. The itinerary inclu...

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  • Save 4% Discovery Of Dazu Rock Carvings From Chongqing
    Discovery Of Dazu Rock Carvings From ChongqingNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    As famous as the Mogao Caves in Dunhuang, the Dazu Rock Carvings are very distinguished both at home and abroad. Take the ful...

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  • Save 4% Full-Day Private Tour of Chongqing Highlights
    Full-Day Private Tour of Chongqing HighlightsNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    Accompanied by a private tour guide, you will spend a full day to learn and explore the "Mountain City - Chongqing and visit ...

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  • Save 8% Yangtze River Cruise and Private Chongqing Evening Tour
    Yangtze River Cruise and Private Chongqing Evening TourNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins

    During this special evening in Chongqing, relax on a scenic Yangtze River cruise and then admire sweeping views of the illumi...

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  • Know the pollution level of Chongqing before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 78.57 (High)
    • Water Pollution 69.64 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 71.67 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 61.67 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 68.33 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 55 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 65.28 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Chongqing for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Chongqing.

    • Burglary and Theft 34.09 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 31.82 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 38.64 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 59.09 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 31.82 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 40.91 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 38.64 (Low)
    • Drug offense 36.36 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 68.18 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 56.82 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 35 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 29.55 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 40.91 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Chongqing is 105.11 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 63.54 (High)
    • Climate Index 91.6 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 82.4 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 62.25 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 42.12 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 50 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 14.14 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 68.05 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Chongqing

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.04 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.76 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40.74 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 69.1 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 43.15 USD

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