By Keqiao Cheng, EDITOR
Unlike in many other countries, the shopping malls in China will be open during the holidays. Of course, the New Year is no exception.
In fact, the New Year is a good occasion to experience the lively vibe of Chongqing in shopping malls. There you can see the typical Chinese-style festival decorations and celebrations. Also, you can take advantage of the sales season in China, which usually begins around the New Year. Besides this, don’t miss the chance to taste the most authentic local food, including some really scrumptious festive street food.
In comparison with Beijing, Shanghai or other cities in China, Chongqing has a clustered multicenter urban area. That is to say, there is not only one “city center”, but multiples. In each district of Chongqing, you can find a proper shopping mall to spend the New Year. Also, to go shopping, to have a fancy dinner or try some local street food, or to have a cup of tea would be a perfect choice.
For the information about the major shopping malls in each district of the city, please refer to the links below:
Well, the answer is YES! Chongqing has already implemented the policy of tax refund for non-Chinese national visitors.
Please refer to the article for a detailed tax refund guide:
The opening hours of shopping malls are usually from 10 A.M. to 10 P.M. However, it may be slightly changed during the holidays. The shopping malls in Chongqing are open at weekends.
On December 31, from 7 P.M. the Chongqing Rail Transit (CRT) will close the following stations:
Line 1: Xiaoshizi, Jiaochangkou, Qixinggang, Lianglukou, Xiaolongkan, and Shapingba
Line 2: Jiaochangkou, and Linjiangmen
Line 3: Lianglukou, Huaxinjie, Guanyinqiao, and Hongqihegou
Line 6: Xiaoshizi, Grand Theater, Hongqihegou, and Shangxinjie