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Chongqing Travel FAQs & Tips

Chongqing City Travel FAQs

1. What is the best time to visit Chongqing?

Chongqing, together with Nanjing and Wuhan, are the “Three Furnace Cities” in China. It is hot and humid in summer. While taking a relaxing cruise on the cool Yangtze River is the best way to escape the hot summer.

It is also called the “Fog City”, from October to April, it is always foggy. So, the best time to visit this Mountain City is spring and autumn. Choose your best time and come.

2. I have a few days in Chongqing, where can I visit?

Chongqing is a big city and often overlooked as a tourist destination. There are some interesting places to see within Chongqing itself. The highlights of Chongqing include Ciqikou Ancient Town, Eling Park, and Three Gorges Museum etc. Outside the urban area, you will find many other places worth visiting. They are mostly featured historical sites or parks of natural landscapes and landforms like Dazu Rock Carvings, Wulong Karst Landscape etc. As for the day trips, please check our top Chongqing tours.

3. Public transport tips, like how to transfer from Jiangbei Airport/Chongqing North Railway Station to Chaotianmen Port?

Taking a taxi or hiring a car is the best way to get around Chongqing. It will make sure you won’t get lost in this Mountain City with many hills, valleys and two major rivers. While the bus system, metro and monorail are advised as the best forms of transportation and are very cheap and efficient.
>> How to Get to & around Chongqing
>> How to Get to Chongqing Chaotianmen Port from Airport/Train Stations

4. What kind of local food can I try in Chongqing?

In this “Hot” city, don’t miss HOT POT. Chongqing people can really stand a real hot pot, so if you want authenticity, get it while you are in Chongqing. While many great restaurants abound in the city, memorable dining is best along Nanbin Lu with incredible night views back across the Yangtze River with the city skyline lit up. >> Read more Chongqing Food & Restaurants

5. What and where to shop in Chongqing?

With the large scale and abundant resources, Chongqing famed for various local products and handicrafts. Shu (Sichuan) Embroidery, Three Gorges Ink Stone, beef jerky and tea are best gifts for friends and relatives.

The most popular commercial districts are Jiefangbei Commercial Area, Three Gorges Square, and Guanyinqiao Walking Street etc. >> Read more Shopping in Chongqing

Chongqing Yangtze Cruise FAQs

6. What are the Yangtze River cruises from Chongqing?

From Chongqing, there are usually three cruise lines, Chongqing to Yichang cruise line, Chongqing to Wuhan cruise line, and Chongqing to Shanghai cruise line. The most popular cruise line is 4 days and 3 nights downstream cruise from Chongqing to Yichang. To know more details about Chongqing River cruises, you could read 2024 Yangtze River cruise from Chongqing.

7. What are the recommended cruise companies for my Yangtze Cruise?

The top cruise companies are Victoria Cruises, Century Cruises, President Cruises, Yangtze Explorer, Yangtze Gold Cruises, and Changjiang Cruises.

8. What are the most recommended Yangtze cruise ships for my cruise tour?

In 2024, some luxury Yangtze cruises offer great deals. They are Victoria Jenna, Victoria Anna, Century Paragon, Century Legend, Century Sun, Century Sky, President No.7 and President No.8 etc.

If you like a new cruise, you could choose among Century Paragon, Century Legend, President No.7 and President No.8; if you like western style service onboard, Victoria Jenna, Victoria Anna will be the choice.


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