Chongqing, one of the five National Central Cities of China, is one of the most rapidly developing cities of South China. Historically, the city of Chongqing has served as one of the hubs of culture and economy, and modern day Chongqing has continued to play a leading role in the development of the South China region. The rich culture in Chongqing, coupled with its many fascinating attractions and oriental charm, makes it an attractive tourist destination. Those looking for accommodation in Chongqing hotel apartments can make a reservation at the reputed Somerset JieFangBei Chongqing.
Being one of the major cities in South China it is no surprise that Chongqing is home to some of the most fascinating and exciting attractions in the region. The large collection of cultural and natural attractions in and around the city, therefore, makes Chongqing a great place to visit for those whose interests include oriental culture and heritage & nature.
Of the cultural attractions in Chongqing, one of the most popular is the Dazu Grottoes; a UNESCO World Heritage Site which are a series of caves with Buddhist rock carvings dating back to the 7th Century. Another popular attraction is the Fengdu Ghost City, which is a location that is shrouded in mystery and exoticism, as, according to Chinese folklore, is a pathway to hell, and is home to many a temple depicting hell and graveyards! The White Emperor City, which is home to smaller attractions such as the Wuhou Temple, the BaidiCheng Temple, Kui Gate, and the Mingliang Temple. The famous “hill hugging” Shibaozhai temple is also worth visiting for its architectural beauty. In terms of natural attractions, Chongqing is home to the Lesser Three Gorges; known for its amazing beauty and boat rides, the Wulong Karst Region; with its scenic areas and superb hiking trails, and the Northern Hot Springs Park; home to 10 picturesque hot springs. Other popular landmark attractions include the People’s Liberation Monument and the Great Hall of the People, while the Stillwell Museum and the Baiheliang Underwater Museum, are great too.
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