Chongqing (渝), the city on the rivers

Chongqing, the city on the rivers

Chongqing, the city on the rivers

August 10, 2012

Residing at the junction of the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers, the sprawling metropolis of Chongqing covers the land with skyscrapers and the hum of busy traffic. It is also a multicultural center home to various ethnic groups. Its history spans 3,000 years and is known for the Yangtze River civilizations and Bayu culture. Of interest is the fact that the city shares the border of five provinces—Hubei, Hunan, Guizhou, Sichuan, and Shaanxi.

Unfortunately, we only stayed for overnight and had dinner at a restaurant serving spicy Sichuan-style food (I was not present).

Spicy Sichuan-style dinner

Spicy Sichuan-style dinner

The next morning we said goodbye to our Sichuan tour guide, Cathy, who had been very accommodating with our needs. Undoubtedly, it would be nice to revisit the city, especially to see the Three Gorges and take a tour of the Yangtze River.

We later met up with our new guide, Lulu, who would guide us to Kunming.

References

 Travel China Guide. (2014, August 5). Chongqing. Retrieved from http://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/chongqing.htm

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