Visit Chongqing

Chongqing is a sprawling metropolis in the southwest of China. Home to over 30 million people, it is the largest municipality in the country and one of four municipals with direct control from Beijing.

Chongqing's most famous attraction is Ciqikou Ancient Town, an old town known for its traditional Chinese-style architecture, cobbled streets, and charming shops. The Chongqing Zoo also draws huge crowds with its animal sanctuary featuring rare species such as giant pandas and golden monkeys.

A historical fact about Chongqing is that it was once part of Sichuan province until it became its own administrative division in 1997. During World War II, the city was home to many refugees fleeing Japanese aggression after the fall of Nanjing during what is known as 'The Long March.' It eventually became known as one of China's 'Four Furnaces' due to its hot climate and industrial pollution throughout much of the 20th century.