Things to do in Chongqing

Top Things to Do in Chongqing, China - Chongqing Attractions

Things to Do in Chongqing

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  • Mieke F
    113131422 contributions
    The ship lift is a must - mesmerizing feat of engineering; I couldn't leave the deck even though it was raining buckets. Fascinating.
    Written 14 July 2021
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  • Dave T
    Ningbo, China162 contributions
    Lots of interesting things to see. Plenty of good information in about the history and engineering behind the Three Gorges Dam project, and other things. A lot of the information is in both English and Chinese.

    Two minor things to be aware of: we were there with kids, and it may be easy for them to get into trouble, especially around the centre of the building, in higher floors, where it would be relatively easy to fall over the guardrail and plunge a few floors. There are signs against this, but higher safety guards would be better. Outside, the surfaces can be very slippy, especially after/during rain. there are lots of stairs nearby, so the slippy surfaces can also be a worry.

    Apart from the minor safety issues, I would certainly recommend this excellent museum.
    Written 28 July 2021
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  • Stephen C
    1,075 contributions
    This is a attraction built on the side of a hill. We couldn't find it on our first attempt as we were not able to find the area from the viewing platform atop the hill.

    To enter this attraction, you will need to register via scanning the QR code at the entrance and registering to get an entry pass for free.

    Main purpose for visiting is to take photo of the shops on the side of the hill. There are also many food and beverage restaurants but visits seems to shy away from them as they tend to be pricier.
    Written 4 June 2021
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  • Stephen C
    1,075 contributions
    This is the heart of Chongqing city. It houses the People's Liberation monument at the center of the pedestrian walking boulevard.

    There are plenty of eating and shopping options in the vicinity. It is also the place for people watching.
    Written 4 June 2021
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  • Paul E
    Adelaide, Australia253 contributions
    Our guide took us to the top of the mountain to see the temples and the history was fascinating. Sadly though. you no longer see the face of the Buddha. The trip up is well worth it.
    Written 5 November 2019
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  • Chris
    Perth, Australia175 contributions
    Fantastic views of the city high up on the bend of the river. Make the effort to go on a clear day, some days are very misty and hard to see at a distance making it hard to take decent photographs. Best seen at night with all the lights on the buildings and bridges. A great place for budding photographers. I would go again and recommend to a friend. There is an entrance fee and drinks and food are triple the price inside, 6 yuan for water when its 2 yuan else where
    Written 14 August 2019
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  • Nat K
    Bangkok, Thailand13 contributions
    Did a one-day trip to Heishan from Chongqing. Got on a van at Nanping bus station in the morning but I think the business station is about to be closed down and move to Chongqing Sigongli bus station instead. I arrived at Wansheng and caught a bus #113 in the bus station to get to the South Gate. At the ticket office, you have an option to pay for entrance ticket, cable car, sightseeing car (which save ~6km walk), and bus ticket back to the south gate or to the visitor center in the north gate. It took me around 2-3 hours inside the valley. The view is superb! You can also enjoy walking on the floating bridge between two cliffs. After that I got off at the north gate and catch a bus #106 back to the bus station in Wansheng (the bus runs until 6:40pm) and arrived safely at Chongqing Sigongli bus station. You can finish this place within one day from Chongqing.
    Written 26 December 2019
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  • Kenneth M
    8 contributions
    Chaotic men in the beginning of the tour boats. You can tour around chongqing or take a tour down the Yangtze River to the three gorges dam. There is bid changes going on now, they have built exclusive luxury condominiums there. I have not been there since they have done this . It was 2016 when I was last there
    Written 6 July 2020
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  • Chris
    Perth, Australia175 contributions
    Many pools with different experiences. There is a room you can sleep in, another with big two person beds you can watch movies and TV, a gym, and a large restaurant that serves a great variety of traditional food. there is a cafe that serves drinks and fruit. Something for everybody who like water. There are pools where the fish some as big as 4" will nibble at your feet and my favorite the hot pool 42 degrees of heaven. Would I recommend this Hot Springs, YES. Value for money, YES, Go there again, YES
    Written 16 January 2020
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  • Michael Lizar
    Chongqing, China356 contributions
    Wuling Mountain Forest Park is located in the Fuling District of Chongqing and is famous for its fantastic nature and scenery.

    The plank road bridge has been built into the cliff's face, enhancing the experience for tourists visiting the scenic area.

    The plank bridge is over 800 meters in length, and the highest point of the bridge is 500 meters from the bottom of the mountain valley.

    Visiting the Wuling Mountain Forest Park is a great additional option for visitors who have spare time touring Chongqing.
    Written 2 December 2020
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  • swexplorers2018
    Heywood, Australia64 contributions
    This was a well used people's space with dance groups and Tai Chi groups around the Square. Easy to get to using the subway. Opposite the museum (well worth the visit). We were a little annoyed with ladies trying to sell toys and when we said no they "flew" the toys across in front of us. Very clean.
    Written 13 July 2019
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  • sophie
    Zurich, Switzerland20 contributions
    First of all, the canyon is really stunning and well worth the journey! We were amazed by the beautiful scenery and the best part was that we had it almost to ourselves, very rare in China!

    We couldn‘t find much information on how to reach the canyon by public transport, that‘s why I want to share our experience here. Since a private driver for the day was too expensive for us (around 1000 RMB), we decided to try our luck by metro and bus. We left our hotel in Jiefangbai around 6.45am and took the metro line 6 (direction Bei Bei) at around 7am. After about 50 minutes and around 20 stops we got off at Zouhangyuanbai station. There‘s a bus terminal right at the metro station (take exit B2) but there they told us that there‘s NO direct bus going to Jindao and pointed to a street outside. We walked in this direction and after asking several people we found another bus terminal, located next to OYO Hotel. There we took bus number 968A but then were dropped off after around 20 minutes. All passengers left the bus and further down the road there was another bus (another number 968 I think). After another 20 minutes or so, we had to change buses again. The 3rd bus we took, was number 962. We then were brought to a village named Pianyan Ancient Town. It was 10:15am at that point. There we found out that the next bus to Jindao only leaves at 11am. This one was a minibus that finally brought us up the mountain to the north gate of the park! It was 11:30am at that point and we started walking around 12am.

    From there it was very easy, we walked down in a little less than 3 hours. As you’re walking down, the road forks at one point. You can continue going down straight and take a shortcut. We turned right instead and would recommend this route, since only like that you get to walk down the „whole“ canyon. There‘s some caves on the way, we didn‘t visit them. At one point further down the canyon you can take a boat or walk, we took the boat which was 10 RMB per person. We reached the south gate at around 2.45pm. From there we took a minibus to the bus station, just tell the driver to bring you to bus 962. Bus 962 brought us to another station, there we changed to bus 963, which went directly to Bei Bei, from where we took the metro no 6 back to Jiefangbei. We got back at 6.30pm. The way back was smoother but the whole thing is definitely not a hassle free journey if you don’t speak the language (nobody spoke a word of English). It‘s veeeery long but it is doable and it was an interesting and very local experience. You get to see a nice part of China’s countryside. And it only costs a fraction of the costs of a private driver (each bus was only RMB 2). Just make sure you have all the names in Chinese written down before you leave. And bring some snacks as there‘s not much (good) food to buy inside the park.
    Written 27 September 2019
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  • pdxworldtravler
    Beaverton, OR242 contributions
    Ancient carvings go on and on. Many are still showing original coloring. Walking through the site you are really in Kung Fu Panda territory. A must see.
    Written 9 January 2020
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  • Otteryman
    Glasgow, UK100 contributions
    What a find the expo gardens were. We had a 10 day visit to Chongqing and enjoyed every minute of the trip but the expo gardens were an oasis of clam and tranquillity. The various gardens, Chinese buildings, the huge pagoda on top of the hill were all stunning.
    We wandered around for nearly 4 hours and still only saw just a fraction of the Expo Gardens. We will be going back to see more on our next visit.
    There were not many eating places open when we went so would be worth taking a picnic with you to enjoy the day.
    Written 9 April 2019
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  • Car933
    China105 contributions
    Located a bit away from the main centres, it is still worth a place to visit for a few hours. An active temple complex frequented by locals. Nice grounds. Good place for pictures. A number of shops selling gifts, beads and the like. Has a vegetarian restaurant on site. Also contains a large burial vault for hundreds of cremated remains. Popular place around Qingming Jie (grave sweeping day), as people come to pray and offer gifts to dead family members.
    Written 5 April 2016
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