Ci Qi Kou

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  • Address: 14 km W of Chongqing, Chongqing 400030,China
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, River, Ancient Ruin, Family And Kids, Nature

Ci Qi Kou - Review

Showing a reflection of what Chongqing must have looked like centuries ago is this ancient little town of Ci Qi Kou. The town got its name, literally translating to the porcelain village, due its significance for porcelain production in the Ming and Qing dynasties. Situated at the banks of Jia Ling River, today this lovely little town is bursting with colours and is full of experiences.

With its 12 alleys showcasing ancient architecture and a bustling marketplace feel to it, Ci Qi Kou is much loved by tourists and has quite a few attractions. Landmarks of Ci Qi Kou include –

  • The Compund of Zhong which stands for more than 120 years
  • The Bayu Dwellings Collection
  • The Bao Lun Buddhist Temple built about 600 years ago
  • The ancient Han Lin Academy

Culturally, Ci Qi Kou puts on display the best of Chongqing. One must not miss-

  • The various tea bars, each with their own distinct style
  • The ateliers, holding works by local artists
  • The Shu embroidery workshops displaying the craft famous across China

Various customs such as Chuntai Drama, Dragon Dance, Pingshu, Dragon boat race, temple fair have followed through the centuries in the town and continue even today. The Ci Qi Kou has some of the most exquisite experiences for your taste buds to offer. There are shops selling the Chongqing old yoghurt, Salt and Pepper Peanut, Chen Mahua and spicy noodles. You can even enjoy a barbecue at the riverside.

Ci Qi Kou Information

  • Explore the town on a leisurely stroll.
  • The riverside is a great site for kite flying.
  • Visit in spring or winter.

How To reach Ci Qi Kou by Public Transport

  • Metro line 1 gets you to Ciqikou station.
  • Bus operational from in front of Chongqing Grand Hotel to Ciqikou.
  • Take bus 202, 220, 237, 467, 503, 808, 843 and get off at Ciqikou Main Entrance.

Restaurants Near Ci Qi Kou

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  • Tang HuoGuo
  • One Town Chiken Gizzard

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TripHobo Highlights for Ci Qi Kou

  • Ci Qi Kou Address: 14 km W of Chongqing, Chongqing 400030,China
  • Ci Qi Kou Timing: 24-hrs
  • Ci Qi Kou Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Ci Qi Kou(preferred time): 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Ci Qi Kou: 05:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Ci Qi Kou

  • 95% of people who visit Chongqing include Ci Qi Kou in their plan

  • 85.17% of people start their Ci Qi Kou visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Ci Qi Kou

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

94.59% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ci Qi Kou

People normally club together Zhazi Cave and People's Assembly Hall while planning their visit to Ci Qi Kou.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • A great place to literally shop an entire afternoon; if you can appreciate food and shops. It is full of fun things to see & eat. The shops will inflate prices by 50-75% so be ready to haggle. There is a fabulous Chinese Opera along with a meal for roughly ¥65 per person. I totally recommend it. Music, magic and show plus decent food. You'll love it!

  • Great place to experience Chongqing history. Lots of food and drink for you to taste. People everywhere......

  • Lot's of great street food options. Offers a great unique shopping experience.

  • Wonderful quaint old town. But there's are lots of hawkers for souvenirs. Being part of the Chongqing area it is pretty busy. But really loved it. Bought some new things for the folks back home.

  • as a tourist you will enjoy this place, not very far from city centre Ciqikou 磁器口 (pronuounced as Cichikou), that would be very helpful if you will be accompanied by a local or guide, because there will be lots of interesting things to see, to try, to taste and without guidance it might be challenging for you. Otherwise if you go alone, don't be shy, instead be curious to try new things there. Don't, don't expect you can visit Ciqikou for one hour! This place almost always is full of people, the old streets are so narrow sometimes you cannot walk and wait for 5 minutes in pedestrian rush hour. Give this trip plenty enough time so you walk west,north and back East side of town. Look at locak shops, enter the temple. You can go down to look at river and have a meal there. Thing you should be careful is too many people and most of foods served there can be very spicy and numbing. At evening time Ciqikou is also beautiful with lights on. Easiest way to get here is by bus, since there are lots of buses which stop in front of Ciqikou entrance, also taxis and special trip minibuses there. Ciqikou Metro station is not far , you can use it if you are in city centre and want to save time on road trip.

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