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At the confluence of the legendary Yangtze and Jialing Rivers, stands Chongqing, China’s biggest inland city, with a land area of 82,300 square kilometres. A Relatively modern metropolis, it served as the country’s capital for several years during the 20th century. Chongqing also has a booming industrial sector and is known as a major manufacturer and distributor of automobiles, iron, steel and aluminium.哈爾濱機票
However, surrounded by mountains and rivers, there is more to this city than metal works and production lines. Its commercial façade belies a wealth of natural attractions, including lush forests, water reserves and an underground cave. On your visit to Chongqing, you will find that there are plenty of activities to keep you on your toes.
It is Chongqing’s political history as China’s capital during the Second World War that has led to the construction of most of its present-day attractions. These include the old home of Zhou Enlai, a leading Communist figure, and the former military headquarters of political leader Chiang Kai Shek. Both structures have been converted into museums and are open to the public.
When you travel to Chongqing, include a visit to the Great Hall of the People, and Zha Zi Dong, a historic disused prison that is now a museum and both are well worth your time. Trip to Chongqing should also include a visit to Foreigner Street, an amusement park that features bizarre attractions, such as an upside-down house and a miniature train.
However, most of Chongqing’s natural attractions can be found on the other side of the Yangtze River. Head to Fengdu, on the river’s northern bank, and visit the Snowy Jade Cave, an underground cavern featuring white, jade-like stalactites. Stalactites here are believed to have the fastest growth rate in the world, at 33mm per 100 years, versus the global average of 1mm.