Approximately 4,000,000 people call Chongqing in Chongqing home.
From Chongqing, Hangzhou is approximately 320 miles (515 kilometers) to the southwest from here while Xi'an is 360 miles (579 kilometers) to the north.
If you’re at a loose end in Chongqing, set aside a few hours at the Flying Tigers Museum and the Stillwell Museum. Follow a local guide or take a self-guided tour, browse the exhibits or just relax in the quiet.
No trip to Chongqing would be complete without exploring the furry, feathered and scaled inhabitants of Chongqing Zoo. Ask about one-off events and get informed about some of the zoo’s rarer inhabitants.
Those who enjoy the outdoors, will be pleased to learn that the local area also has several preservation parks where you can go to see beautiful surrounds and interesting plant and animal species. Head out to Nanshan Mountain and savor getting back to nature and away from the urban streets.
Civic places and public squares are the ideal locations to observe the rhythms of a city; Chaotianmen Square in Chongqing is one of those special places. Treat yourself to a local snack, watch locals, and you’ll soon see why this square is so adored by Chongqing residents.
The Great Hall of the People and the People's Liberation Monument are the ideal attractions to cap off your holiday in this fascinating city.