Chongqing City Profile
The industrial capital of southwest China, Chongqing's population burgeoned as a home for wartime refugees in the late 1930s. Though industrial, Chongqing is not unpleasant with its hilltop location at the confluence of two major rivers.
Chongqing is in west China, in the Sichuan province.
Chongqing is one of China's "furnaces," that is, it is HOT in summer. At other times of the year, the climate is very similar to that in nearby Chengdu.
Chonqing is connected to China's largest cities by plane, train, and bus. There are also two boats that connect Chonqing with Wuhan and Leshan, both of which leave from Pier 12. Taxis and buses are both good options for getting around town. Chonqing is not a good place to rent a bicycle because of the hilly terrain.
Places of Interest
The Luohan Temple features a long entryway, rock carvings, and a large gold Buddha figure. The Red Cliff Village and its museum are interesting for their explanation of China's revolutionary history. Chonqing is also home to many picturesque streets and markets and the enormous Jialing and Yangzi bridges.
The best place to find other foreigners, both long- and short-term visitors, are the restaurants in the area around the Huixianlou Hotel, where many travelers stay.