Chongqing is the largest municipality in Southwest China, with more than 30 million people. Known as the Mountain City (Chongqing has quite a few nicknames), it has maintained rapid economic growth and development, while still preserving its natural environments. Chongqing boasts bumpy terrains, a wealth of water reserves, mineral resources, and dense forests.
Located in Southwest China, Chongqing is surrounded by mountains on all sides. The Daba mountains in the North, Wushan Mountain in the East, Wuling and Wulong Mountains to the West, and Dalou Mountains to the south. The mountains This unique geographical environment is responsible for Chongqing hot and humid summers and mild temperate winters. Two large rivers are running through Chongqing, the Yangtze and Jialing rivers, and Chongqing is a major industrial and trade port city.
Chongqing has a subtropical monsoon climate. Spring starts early, the summer is sweltering, fall is cool, and the winter is relatively mild. There is rarely snow in Chongqing during the winter as the temperate rarely goes below 0 degrees Celcius. The air is humid most of the year, and because of the mountainous terrain, Chongqing is shrouded in fog many days of the year. However, in recent years, the local government has made significant progress in ensuring more days with clear blue skies. One of Chongqing’s other names is the city of fog, because of the high number of foggy days every year.
History & Culture
Founded in what used to be the ancient kingdom of Ba. Chongqing is renowned for its Bayu culture, which is still prominently displayed in various parts of the city today. The Bayu culture dates back more than 3000 years, and Chongqing didn’t receive its current name until around 1189 AD. Chongqing received its modern name with the crowning of Prince Zhao Dun, who described his coronation as a “Double Celebration,” which is the literal translation of the city’s name Chongqing or 重庆. Dances and songs are considered to be the essential elements of the Bayu culture, but they were also well versed in wine, had their unique burial ceremonies, and their own fascinating legends and myths.
There are many famous tourist attractions in Chongqing. Such as the Monument to the people’s Liberation, Chaotianmen, Hongya cave, Three gorges, Dazu Rock Carvings. Among one of the most famous tourist attractions in Chongqing is the Three Gorges, tourists can visit the Qutang Gorge, the Wu Gorge, and Xiling Gorge by boat leaving from the Chaotianmen Pier. The beautiful scenery on both sides of the river attracts local Chinese tourists as well as tourists from all over the world.
Chongqing is famous for its food. The flavor is mainly spicy. While hotpot is the most famous cuisine in Chongqing, you’ll find a lot of interesting and varied diet in this mountain city such as Chuan Chuan, dry pot, poached meat slices, and so on, are all filled with hot peppers, but very delicious. Chongqing noodles are also one of Chongqing people’s indispensable meals too.
Focusing on promoting high-quality development, Chongqing has thoroughly implemented the new development concept, taking supply-side structural reform as the mainline, taking big data intelligence to lead innovation and development as a path, accelerating the pace of industrial transformation and upgrading, and vigorously promoting industrial green, intelligent, intensive and characteristic development.