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2019 New Year Guide to Shopping Malls in Chongqing

Dec 29,2018 ByCHENG KEQIAOICHONGQING

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.

Where can I go shopping in Chongqing?

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:

Can I get the tax refund in Chongqing?

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: 

 

What is the opening hours of shopping malls in Chongqing?

Festive decorations at Paradise Walk, Chongqing (photo by Keqiao Cheng)

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.

 

Tips for transport

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Lieshimu Station, Chongqing Rail Transit Line 1

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

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