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Chongqing News

Chongqing’s secrets likely unknown to local people

2018-01-09 09:59:42

CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- You live in Chongqing, but you may have no idea about the following secrets about your city. Now, I will show you.

Where does the name of “mountain city” come from?

Chongqing is surrounded by the Yangtze River, Jialing River and Wujiang River. Why, then, is it called the “mountain city” rather than “water city”?

Chongqing is surrounded by Daba Mountain, Wushan Mountain, Wuling Mountain and Dalou Mountain. Chongqing has many hills and mountains. The mountains surround the city and the city is built on mountains. Moreover, the mountain stands for the characters of Chongqing people, forms the city culture of Chongqing and is the city card of Chongqing.

Why doesn’t the bus return by the same way it came?

You cannot always find the bus route you came in on when you want to take the bus to go back, and even cannot find any guideboards indicating the way.

The road networks require a good planning for the reason that Chongqing has many hills. If there is any guideboard of “one-way road” or “no U-turn”, it means that the bus cannot return by the way it came. Moreover, if there are many buses and require separation, or the station can be built on only one side of the street, the bus cannot return by the way it came.

Why isn’t there a ‘Chongqing Chicken Hot Pot’ in Chongqing?

The reason why we can see the restaurants named “Chongqing Chicken Hot Pot” in domestic cities other than Chongqing is that it is invented by a person named Zhang Chongqing, who is irrelevant to the Chongqing Municipality.

Why are Chongqing’s taxies yellow?

Why all taxies in the street are in yellow? Because yellow is eye-catching in the fog (from the two rivers throughout the year), and it is for the sake of safety. (Translated by Liu Hongyan, Fathom Language Limited)

Editor:Jiang Yiwei