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“Could have been anywhere...” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chongqing People's Square

Chongqing People's Square
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1 Day Private Tour of Chongqing Highlights Including lunch and Optional Photo...
Miami, Florida
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Could have been anywhere...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

They call this the Time Square of the city... and it remotely has that feel.. But all the stores were luxury brands, which you can find anywhere. I prefer the Jiefangbei Square area for a more real neighborhood feel.

Visited October 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“local rhythm”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

"Lenin" is a name of the road to the square and thus makes this place a political atmosphere. We arrived the People's Square in the afternoon and full of people. I have a clearer idea about the China's One Child Policy here, as the square was occupied by many grand-moms taking care of their grand-children (parents may be working). Many senior (old) men and women came out in a group for relaxing, chating, playing card, exercising etc. It is a nice place to see the local life style.

Visited October 2013
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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“A sample of everyday leisure activities.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

The square is the governmental centre and is huge and surrounded by impressive buildings and characterised by a huge ornamental arch. Down on the square you get a taste of some everyday leisure activities - people practising calligraphy using gigantic brushes and water, ladies playing cards sitting under the trees wearing their smart silk pyjamas. The sellers carried their wares in baskets balanced on poles across their shoulders. An interesting place to wander around for an hour.

Visited September 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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85 reviews
58 attraction reviews
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“Shopping Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

There are many shopping malls there (eg. KFC, McDonalds, Starbuck, Pizza Hut, New Zealand Ice cream). It has everything and more. Security is good too. There are police patrolling at night.

Visited September 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Much better than it sounds and mind snapping antique bargains to be had.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

This is a Must, must do! Also the 3 Gorges Museum which sports a terrific toilet. Very necessary if you've just had spicy Sichuan food.

Some great photo opps here! Walk around the square, it’s very refreshing. Watch the locals playing musical instruments and try some Chinese tea from the tea shop and chill out.

Located to one side of the square is the antique market. The lack of cashed up western tourists here means prices are very reasonable. You won’t get skinned! I offered 100 Yuan for a substantial bust of Mao and they snapped my hand off. Now that is terrific business! You’ll find some real old stuff there too that you won’t find at the tourist traps.

Visited September 2013
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