Take a look at the best tourist sites we suggest you visit in Chongqing:
Don’t be scared by the name’s spooky meaning. The name comes from the fact that it is completely dedicated to the afterlife. Take a boat to a neighboring harbour, then climb the slopes to visit this group of shrines, temples, and monasteries located atop Ming Mountain. Don’t miss a visit to the Tianzi Palace, a 300-year-old structure that is considered an important destination in any soul’s trip to the next life, according to traditional beliefs.
The Baiheliang, China’s first underwater museum, is a massive engineering wonder. It is located near the Yangtze River in the Three Gorges area and has a 1,600m (5,249ft) long rock ridge with centuries-old markings of poetry, fish sculptures, calligraphy, and more. All these monuments represent the rise and fall of one of China’s most significant rivers. Since the completion of the Yangtze Dam in the 1990s, this wall has been submerged, but lucky tourists can now get there via elevators to see its beauties through reinforced glass panels.
Chongqing-style hot pot, with its spicy chilli, aromatic cinnamon, tiny pieces of meat, and delicate seafood, is a must-try while visiting this part of China. Qiqi in Linjiangmen is one of the greatest places to sample it; it’s so popular with locals that there’s usually a queue of people waiting outside to enter the restaurant. Their specialty is soft, flaky eel, but they also have vegetarian choices if that’s not your thing.
Learn about the history of this underappreciated region of China at the Three Gorges Museum, which has exhibits ranging from ancient times (including pottery, calligraphy, and Han Dynasty sculpture) to the current day, including the construction of the Three Gorges Dam. There’s a lot of emphasis on WWII, including a 180-degree panorama of Chongqing city in war, when it was the capital of Free China.
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