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

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

    • Air Pollution 73.91 (High)
    • Water Pollution 65.63 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 69.12 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 58.82 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 60.29 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 51.47 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 61.25 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 44.12 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Chongqing for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Chongqing.

    • Burglary and Theft 26.79 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 28.57 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 30.36 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 32.14 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 33.93 (Low)
    • Attacks 30.36 (Low)
    • Drug offense 33.93 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 64.29 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 36.54 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 23.21 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 39.29 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Chongqing is 106.96 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 67.6 (High)
    • Climate Index 91.6 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 76.91 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 62.25 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 42.26 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 47.92 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 14.79 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 62.19 (Low)
    • 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 0.03 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.65 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 65.9 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 46.98 USD

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