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.