Welcome to Chongqing Municipality !

Area : 82,000 square km
Population : 30.02 million

Global Mark : 9.50

Ratings by criteria : 

Charm Scenery Parks Culture Minor. Market Relax Fiesta 

Cost

AVER.
4 3 2 3 1 3 1 2

2

9.33

Ratings by backpackers :

Surveyed Liked  Comeback  Recommend Range AVER.
15 47%  (7) 40%  (6) 33%  (5) 1 to 17 9.67


Description :
An original city full of stairs, lifts and cable cars with no bikes, no klaxons and two rivers meeting each other

Comments : If you plan to do the Yangzi trip, take the evening train from Chengdu. This will leave you the day to check this interesting gray city before boarding your evening boat.

What to do : Go up and down, cross the rivers on cable car, visit one of the craziest hotel in China, shop in the town center,...

What you may not like : Losing your way or your breath, having to pay for a mechanical stair or a lift (Y1),  the pollution, the color of the buildings,...

How long ? Half a day, waiting for your boat


Where to stay ?

Hotels  << Get precise info, book online and save money !

  • Luohan Temple (63737144) / Hotel in a building adjacent to the Temple / Dorm 20 or 30 in Trpl or Dble with outside bath / Sgl 50 without bath / Dble 100 with bath / HW 24 hrs / Bath correct / Vegetarian Restaurant // Go there for the cheapest price in town, the atmosphere of the temple, the interesting view from some of the nice rooms. / What you may not like : not being Buddhist ?

  • Huixianlu Hotel (838 384 5101), in the center of town, north of the Liberation Monument / Dorm 70(6)  in nice room without bath / Bath OK / HW 24 hrs.

  • Shancheng Hotel (6360 5200 100) / Next to train station / Sgl or Dble with bath 120 or 160 / HW 24 hrs

  • Chongqing Shipin Mansion (6384 5101), on Shaanxi Lu, 200 m north of the cable car crossing  the yangzi / Sgle, Dble or Trpl with bath 130, 150 or 180 / HW 24 hrs

 
Luohan Temple luohan si

Huixianlou Hotel

huixianlou binguan

Shipin Mansion

shipin dasha


Bus Schedules :

To Price Type Duration Time Nb Freq.
Dazu 27 ordi 2 to 3 7 to 19 ++ 30mn
Chengdu 63 to 107 ordi/luxe 4 to 6 6:45 to 21:30 ++ 20mn

Trains  << Click there


The Yangzi River cruises

The trip back to Chengdu : Bus / SSS / L&R / Y70 / 5 hrs

Plenty of buses ply the route to Chengdu but prices very according to the type of the bus and the place you buy the ticket... The long distance bus station only sell the most luxurious ones at Y107. Across the street on the right (SE), good buses cost only Y70, including a few (bad) movies during the trip and an interesting erotic one just when you arrive...