Chongqing Photos

Chongqing is a major city in southwestern mainland China and one of the five national central cities. With an area of 82,300 km² (31,800 mi²), It is possibly the world's largest municipality by population and one of the largest by area.

The city is one of the cities notable for history and culture in China, and notably, serves as the economic centre of the Upstream Yangtze area, a modern manufacturing centre and a transportation hub for Southwest China.

Chongqing has a number of tourist attractions.Wuxi County is famous for its tourism in Chongqing.

The Dazu Rock Carvings, Luohan Si, The natural bridges and Furong Cave in Wulong were listed as a World natural Heritage site (part of South China Karst)... ...

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The Dazu Rock Carvings are a series of Chinese religious sculptures and carvings, dating back as far as the 7th century AD, depicting and influenced by Buddhist, Confucian and Taoist beliefs. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the Dazu Rock Carvings are made up of 75 protected sites containing some 50,000 statues, with over 100,000 Chinese characters forming inscriptions and epigraphs. The sites are located in Chongqing Municipality within the steep hillsides throughout Dazu County (located about 60 kilometers west of the city of Chongqing, China). The highlights of the rock grotto are found on Mount Baoding and Mount Beishan.

Ciqikou is an ancient town in Shapingba District, Chongqing, China, originally named Longyinzhen and also known as Small Chongqing. The saying goes, "One flagstone road, and one thousand years' Ciqikou". Its name traces back to porcelain production dating back to the Qing and Ming dynasties. Formerly a busy port located at the lower reaches of the Jialing River, a thousand years after its founding the town remains as a symbol and miniature of old Chongqing (Jiang Zhou).

Travelers to Chongqing and locals alike throng to Ciqikou's steep and narrow pedestrian streets. Shops sell porcelain, other handicrafts, and gifts, while restaurants and tea shops give visitors a look at what many areas of Chongqing were like before the metropolis became the vast urban agglomeration it is today. A 1,500-year-old Buddhist temple straddles the mountain in the middle of the old town.

The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Yangtze River by the town of Sandouping, located in the Yiling District of Yichang, in Hubei province, China. The dam catalyzed improved upstream wastewater treatment around the large city of Chongqing and its suburban areas.

The Three Gorges Dam is the world’s largest power station in terms of installed capacity (20,300 MW) but is second to Itaipu Dam with regards to the generation of electricity annually.