Dive deep into Chongqing history!
Heavy forests and complex water reserves may have you thinking it's unlikely that a metropolis will sprout up in central China. Well, it's the largest in Southwest China and is home to over 25,000,000 residents. Naturally, when you have this many people living together, you are going to run into some interesting culture and history along the way.
Starting in Ciqkou Old Town, you will be able to see the closest semblance of what Chongqing would have been like during the early stages of its growth. Standing as a protected cultural site, Cigqkou first made a name for itself through the production of porcelain and developed into a main supply post for shipping along the Jia Ling River. Tea bars, art studios, and embroidery workshops highlight the area that will pull your senses in every direction.
At the Joseph Stilwell Museum, you will explore the grounds that are dedicated to the former general who was stationed here during the Second World War. The primary building is his former residence which is set up to represent his life living in Chongqing during the 1940s. He is best known for his participation in pro-Chinese military affairs and supervision of the road between India and China that made ammunition available to China.
The Three Gorges Museum represents one of the most gorgeous buildings in the city and provides the perfect scope for looking at this region's history. Its unique set up and high-tech displays will walk you through six main topics: paintings, calligraphy, porcelains, coins, Hans Dynasty sculptures, and cultural relics.
- Admission fees are included in the price of this tour.
Days offered: 7 days a week