Night View: Eling Park, Yikeshu or any high place...
At Eling Park, Yikeshu or any high place where you can have a bird view of the whole city, you will find its a fantastic idea to watch the beautiful city in darkness, with its scattering lights like stars sparkling under your feet. Intensively recommended!
Dress Code: casual or whatever you want
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The Harp Irish Pub: Pub
The Harp Irish Pub is a great place to visit in Chongqing.
I found the staff to all speak English, and was surprised to see Guinness & Kilkenny on tap in the middle of China. Although you can drink the cheaper Tiger beer if on a budget.....
The other thing that is great, is that there were actually 34 beers on the menu, and they were all served COLD.....another amazing thing to find in China.
Great music, great atmosphere, great view from the patio, and good crowd. I visited The Harp 4 nights in a row during my long weekend in Chongqing, and miss it already.
Dress Code: Casual, no dress code.
- Food and Dining
- Beer Tasting
Riverside Boulevard Nan'An District: Nightview over downtown Chongqing
This is the Nightview from Nan`An District over the ChangJiang to Yuzhong District, Downtown Chongching with JiefangBei. You can take the cablecar over the ChangJiang. On this riverside there is a boulevard full of restaurants and bars. Enjoy your fried snake along the Jangtse River with a beautiful nightview of Chongqing! Or try the typical HotPot that is offered everywhere and Chongqing is famous so for! Go up to NanShan to get an even better view over the mountain city!
If you get to a different country, you have to try the regional specialties, also for beer. So avoid the stuff you already have at home. Because they have great beer, too! It is just a pitty that the fancy clubs and bars dont offer the Chinese beer but only the foreign brands - which they think are soooo much "cooler".
Well, here I want to show you some beer from Chongqing and my overall favourite Chinese beer: Tsingtao!
cold beer in hot summer nights in Chongqing
This summer was one of the hottest in the history of the hot city of Chongqing - so it was perfect beer weather everyday! In Germany we have beergardens for this reason, in Chongqing you have the foodstreets with streetkitchens and plenty of cold beer to cool down. This is how people in Chongqing relax from the 42 degrees of the daytime! GAN BEI!
Dress Code: Feel free to whatever you want. The heat does not allow a lot of clothes, keep it short and thin to adjust to the heat of the night :-)
023 Bar, Soho, AA, Cotton Club.....and so on!: Many more places around Jiefangbei
There are plenty of other opportunities for nightlife on one spot(023 Bar, Soho, AA...), or at least very close (cotton club). The music varies widely, sometimes with live band, more R&B or sometimes the charts of 10 years ago or worse....
My personal favourite is Falling, but just try around, you will find what you like!
Falling: Nightlife is growing big, too!
Not only the fancy new skyscrapers are growing into the sky - also the nightlife of Chongqing grows up, making it a little bit comparable to Shanghai, the head of the ChangJiang and idol of Chongqing.
My favourite place is the Falling Club, close to Jiefangbei Monument. It is one of the few houseclubs in China that is acceptable. Ok, sometimes you still hear the old stuff, but there is nothing wrong with a ten year "classic" like the Bomb from the Bucketheads....."these sounds fall into my mi-i-i-ind..." :-)
Especially when the crowd gets wild. So it is the best place to shake your ass in Chongqing!
dancing in the square: Nighttime Chongqin
People live in Chongqing like to take a walk in the evening and many of them love to go to the square( sorry that I can't remember the name of it) dancing there. It is a kind of scenery here, you can dance as free as possible. Everyone enjoy themselves here!
Dress Code: Just casual wear!
If you can't find a TV that...
If you can't find a TV that works in your room, you can always go hang out in the city and watch it with the local Ban Ban guys. They're the ones from the sticks who carry everything on wodden poles for next to nothing- just to get by.
YOu're with friends.
Dress Code: NOT.
Chongqing's port reflects its...
Chongqing's port reflects its importance as a major industrial and transport center. Although considerably less busy than 60 years ago, Chaotianmen is nonetheless an interesting place to see a typically busy dock as vessels moored mid-river are loaded and unloaded.
“The Army of Bamboo-Poles?is now an extraordinary transportation tool between Chaotianmen Dock and the railway station. They are peasants from the suburbs of this city with a bamboo-pole on their shoulder, serving as a porter. Their attitude is always very favorable
Lying 55km northeast of the city, the Northern Hot Springs are in a large park which is the site of a 5th century Buddhist temple. The springs have an Olympic-size swimming pool where you can breathe to an audience. There are also private rooms with hot baths where you can enjoy the 32C water coming up to your neck or waist.
Dress Code: The Yangtze River is famous for the picturesque scenery and historical relics along its bank with Chongqing as its starting points of the journey. Floating along the Yangtze River, you can admire the breathtaking scenery created by the mysterious nature. The most famous spots along the Yangtze River are the following: Fengdu(the City of Ghost), Zhong County, Shibaozhai, Zhang Fei Temple, White Emperor City, Fengjie, Qutang Gorge, Wuxia Gorge, Xiling Gorge, and so on.
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