Chongqing Tourism

Visit Chongqing - Best of Chongqing

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.

Chongqing Travel Tips

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.
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Facts and Stats for Chongqing*

  • Pollution Statistics in Chongqing

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

    • Air Pollution 80.88 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 77.5 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 68.18 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 72.73 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 68.18 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 69.64 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 56.82 (Moderate)
  • Chongqing: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Chongqing for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Chongqing.

    • Burglary and Theft 30 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 27.5 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 35 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 27.5 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 35 (Low)
    • Attacks 32.5 (Low)
    • Drug offense 27.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 70 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 60 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 30.56 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 22.5 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.5 (Low)
  • Living in Chongqing - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 67.31 (High)
    • Climate Index 91.6 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 87.87 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 111 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 50 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.61 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Chongqing

    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 6.05 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 83.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45.35 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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