Chonqing, China

Welcome to Chongqing

Chongqing Overview

Chongqing is the largest municipality in southwest China. It is a modern port city on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River at the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers. With an area of 31, 800 square miles (82,400 square kilometers) and a population of over 32 million people, it shares borders with provinces of Hubei, Hunan, Guizhou, Sichuan, and Shaanxi. Surrounded by waters on three sides, and by the mountains on four sides, Chongqing is also known as “mountain city”, “foggy city” and “furnace city”.

As China’s fourth municipality after Beijing, Shanghai, and Tianjin, Chongqing has maintained rapid economic development while preserving a wonderful natural environment.

The city attracts visitors from home and abroad for its natural wonders and cultural heritage. As a common starting port for the Yangtze River cruise, tourists can go for a downstream tour to the magnificent Three Gorges.

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