This historic area was once a famous trading wharf hundreds of years ago. But it lost its prosperity later and was forgotten by people. Streets fabrics and housing styles were kept as before. Ironically, people refound the value of this area when they got boring of modern life and became somewhat reminiscent. Those old streets and houses, as well as life styles of people living there satisfied their curiosity. Then finally came the chances for this area to get its revival....
By Bus to Chongshou
Chongshou is about 60 K downriver from Chongqing, and I like it. Prices are better than in the big city, my US ATM card actually works better there than in the big city.
The bus from the city terminal is the best way to go. They are clean, efficient, and make the trip in about an hour.
"On the bus"
No need to worry about seating on the bus. Seats are not oversold, so you don't have to fight your way on and strap hang like you do on the city bus.
Once on the road, you quickly transition from city to rural scenes.
Once in Changshou, you are truly off the beaten path.
Changshou is on the bend of the Yangtze River just upstream from Fuling and Fengdu.