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    Climate

    by nepalgoods Updated May 4, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Chongqing's weather is very warm. In winter it hardly ever gets below 0 C. In summer it is very, very hot and humid. Most of the year Chongqing is covered with fog, which is not so much from air pollution but from the humidity of the surrounding rivers and lakes.

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    Luo Han Si

    by herzog63 Updated Oct 11, 2003

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    Luo Han Si Temple

    Favorite thing: The Luo Han Si Temple has a few interesting items in it. I wouldn't make a special trip here though. I still have the ticket glued to my Journal. I didn't write down how much it cost to enter. I also wrote down that I thought the Clay Buddhas had a tacky look to them...But I cannot picture them in my mind!

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    Market Areas

    by herzog63 Updated Oct 11, 2003

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    varous guts!!

    Favorite thing: From Wandering around I kept find areas that had small markets selling all kinds of food ingredients. Turtles, snakes, various innards of who knows what. Looked like some pretty tasty ingredients for the wonderful Sichuan food that is made in the area!!

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    Yangzi River Cruise

    by nepalgoods Updated Oct 21, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Chongqing is the city, where you start your Yangzi River Cruise. There are now many modern and luxurious cruise ships. But the river is still mainly used by the local poeple for transportation. When you take a local ship that is still a big adventure!

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    Monument of inefficiency or overpopulation

    by darthmilmo Updated Sep 14, 2002

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    Fondest memory: Is this picture portraying a monument of inefficiency or overpopulation? This Chinese policeman, and many more like him, controls traffic at one of a dozen "human light stops" at Chongqing. This hilly city is a good base camp for a journey to the soon-to-be immersed Three Gorges down the Yangtze River.

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    Foggy City

    by cissy4170 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Chongqing has so many things to see, the night piece, the traditional culture, the diet, the Chuang opera........

    Fondest memory: Standing by the river in the foggy evening, or walk down the flagging, the feeling is wonderful!

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    Up, up , and up!

    by BluBluBlu Written Jul 9, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Chongching is a huge city with a population of about 16 million...I only stayed overnight, but before catching my boat the next day I wandered around. This was nearly twenty years ago...and all I remember was its horrible 60's architecture, a grey gloomy place, and from the river it just seemed like steps upwards everywhere!

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    There is a rotating restaurant...

    by dwhontheroad Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: There is a rotating restaurant in town close to the Mariott. It is especially good a night as it rotates around and lets you view the entire city

    Fondest memory: I love walking around the town. It has everything I like. Mountains, rivers, and Sechuan cooking.

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    please remind yourself when...

    by yuleifeng Updated Sep 2, 2002

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    Favorite thing: please remind yourself when visiting Chongqing, the most important thing you should do is to taste the famous chongqing hot-pot cuisine. there will be various tasty to suit your flavour. whatever you prefer, you can find one good for you at least, i promise.
    and if you are available on having time, you should go to Fuling district, spicy-fish-fried is extremely unique!

    Fondest memory: chongqing is my parents' hometown. i spent my childhood there. i love those delicious food very much!

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    Chongqing is the main province...

    by gmanxue Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Chongqing is the main province that the Yangtz River go through.
    Yangtz River is the longest River in China. Along it there are so many landscapes. You can have a trip with ship and go along with it. It will take you three days to finish this trip, and I swear you will have a wonderful time.

    Fondest memory: All the landscapes along the Yangtz River is wonderful.
    The pic is one of the most famous scenes along Yangtz River, ShiBao Town. There you will find the oldest tower with 12 floors built by wood.

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    Well-known Mountainous City

    by hohxil Updated Mar 10, 2003

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    Favorite thing: You must have a walk through some streets, especially Ciqikou, which means a port for china transporting. It is the most acient part of the city. Those long steps easily seen in this city are also known as one of its features. Since the city is very bumpy, no plain (Even today's road is constructed by explosing rocks and hills) or broad road could be designed in the past, the steps reaching both rivers play a extremely role. Most of the long steps can be seen in the current city center.

    Fondest memory: It is said "The city is a mountain, and the mountain is a city". It mixes the prosperity of a city and splendid scenery of a mountain. You never imagine that this unique landscape is easily to see in another city.

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    GET OUT. I know I say the same...

    by LAOWAI Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: GET OUT. I know I say the same thing about China in general but it's true- ask anyone- even the Chinese. But should you live or stay there for a while and not contract TB, you have lived to see another day- and that's quite a thrill.

    Fondest memory: Ah, I dare not say it, but I will -leaving. But that was well after I had many other fond and wonderful memories (including meeting my 'brothers' from Turkey in this photo). But leaving was a relief after being heckled and threatened for being an American after their embassy was bombed in Belgrade.

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  • I think there are four kinds...

    by gogogigi Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: I think there are four kinds of interests in Chongqing.First one is to enjoy the city view,the second one is the three gorges of Changjiang River,the 3rd one is the Chongqing food(be famous for it's spice taste),the last one is the remaining buildings of the times of revolutions.

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    During the...

    by zqboy Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: During the Kuomintang-Communist alliance against the Japanese during WWII, the Red Crag Village outside Chongqing was used as the offices and living quarters of the Communist representatives to the Kuomintang. Many famous leaders, such as Zhou Enlai, Ye Jianying, Deng Yingchao once stayed here. On August 28th, 1945, Mao Zedong had stayed in this place when he came to Chongqing to negotiate with Ching Kai-shek.

    There are many historical relics here: the Guiyuan, the right place where Mao Zedong put down his signature on the agreement of negotiation and where he met the personages of various circles; No.50, one of Zhou Enlai’s important offices during that period; the former residence of Sun Yat-sen; the living quarters for General Stilwell and General Marshall; the official mansion of Chiang Kai-shek, and so on.

    Admission fee: 6 yuan/person

    Fondest memory: Luohan' is the Chinese rendering of the Sanskit’arhat? which is a Buddhist term referring to people who have released themselves from the psychological bond-age of greed, hate and delusion. This Luohan Temple was built in Song Dynasty, destroyed twice and rebuilt, once in 1752 and again in 1945. Some 70 monks were once housed here, though today less than 20 are in residence. Luohan's chief attraction is the collection of 500 painted clay arhats. And there is a good temple restaurant serves excellent vegetarian food.

    Admission fee: 2 yuan/person

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    With a history of over 3,000...

    by zqboy Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: With a history of over 3,000 years, Chongqing, the birthplace of Ba and Yu culture is one of the least well known but most important historical cities in all of China. Today, little of this interesting past is visible and the city is essentially an industrial mass. Much of it is dirty and seedy but there is a lively atmosphere prevalent about the place that often goes hand in hand with the more 'hardcore' cities in China.

    The area known as Chongqing became the capital of the Ba State in the 11 century BC under the mythical King of the Yu. By the 12th Century AD, this small city had grown in size and was renamed Chongqing, meaning 'Double happiness' in Chinese.Despite the name, the city in fact has a rather turbulent past, and the residents here have spent much of their history keeping invaders out. In 1242 Chongqing put up a defence against the Mongols and in 1937, the Kuomingtang fled here from the Japanese. The city withstood attack and was one of the last Kuomingtang bastions. In 1997, Chongqing separated from Sichuan to become an independent prefecture in its own right. Today, this vast southwestern dynamo is known as Chongqing Municipality.

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