To take a tour in Chongqing to appreciate its beautiful scenery
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- You may want to travel around the world to appreciate its wonderful scenery. But holidays are short, so why not have a short tour in Chongqing on weekend.
Youyang Taohuayuan and Gongtan Ancient Town
Located in Youyang Tujia and Miao Autonomous County, Youyang Taohuayuan Scenic Area is well-known to people for its geological wonders, local customs and the land of idyllic beauty written by Tao Yuanming. Far from the busy world, there is the countryside, mountain forests and cool and refreshing wind. It’s a good place for you to relax yourself.
There is a main street in Gongtan Ancient Town. It goes through residential areas. Walking down, Wujiang River is there; walking up, there is an untraversed path on which you can have a full view of Wujiang River.
Ticket price: maintenance cost for the ancient town: 20 yuan; Wujiang Gallery Boutique Tour: 98 yuan
Delicacies: various fried food, handmade thick noodles, and bamboo shoots
Route: You may spend 54 yuan to take a train at Longtousi Railway Station to Youyang, then take a bus at Youyang North Bus Station to Gongtan.
Wanling Ancient Town in Rongchang
Wanling Ancient Town, formerly known as Lukong Town, is located in the east of Rongchang, Chongqing. It was once distribution center of people from “Lianghu” (Hunan and Hubei) and “Liangguang” (Guangdong and Guangxi) migrating to Sichuan. For its rich immigrant culture and beautiful water scenery, it becomes one of 10 most beautiful ancient towns and owns the title of “Little Mountain City”.
Ticket price: free
Delicacies: various fish products and others
Route: Chongqingbei Railway Station - Rongchangbei Railway Station - Bus 114 - third-level bus station - Wanling Ancient Town
Tanghe Ancient Town and Baisha Ancient Town in Jiangjin
You can enjoy the setting sun sitting by the river and stroll along the river at Tanghe Ancient Town, or visit an elite housing in the Qing Dynasty called Shilongmen Manor with 520 rooms.
You can take a ferry at Chaotianju Wharf or visit the “Republic Street” at Baisha Ancient Town. Heishi Mountain is a recommended place on which a forest school is located with quiet environment.
Ticket price: free
Delicacies: fried little yellow croaker, special noodles cooked with eel, boiled fish with pickled cabbage and chili, plum wine and litchi
Dongxi Ancient in Qijiang
It is located in the south part of Qijiang District, Chongqing. In the beginning of summer, trees begin to sprout. The scenery of Taiping Bridge is wonderful. This town is known as the “1st Ancient Town with Mountains and Rivers in the South of Chongqing”.
Many tall old ficus virens, together with the stone bridge, flagstone road and the stream, form wonderful scenery for you to enjoy old times.
Ticket price: free
Delicacies: wild fish, black duck and fermented bean curd
Route: You may spend 39 yuan to take a direct bus at Chongqing Sigongli Transfer Hub to Dongxi.
Qianjiang Xiaonanhai (Small South Lake)
Qianjiang in spring has special scenery, because at that time, Qianjiang is full of blooming flowers. Xiaonanhai is a beautiful barrier lake in Qianjiang. You can take a boat to enjoy the unique style of the earthquake site.
In addition, Qianjiang Tujia customs are unique too. You can enjoy beautiful scenery from main city of Qianjiang to Xiaonanhai and Tujia 13 stockaded villages.
Ticket price: 68 yuan. The reservation price of a child ticket is 34 yuan.
Delicacies: Qianjiang Jiza (chicken giblets), wild Pelteobagrus fulvidraco and rice tofu
Route: You may spend 9 yuan to take a bus at Qianjiandong Bus Station to Xiaonanhai.
Dazu Rock Carvings
Chongqing Dazu Rock Carvings, with a history of over 800 years, is one of “World’s 8 Largest Grottoes” and one of “10 Cultural Symbols of Chongqing”.
It is religious cliff carvings mainly with Buddhist themes on the whole. It is a model of grotto statuary art in the late Tang and early Song Dynasties in China and owns the "Oriental Art Pearl” reputation.
Ticket price: Adult ticket is 115 yuan in high season, and coupon ticket (student / child / senior ticket) is 53 yuan. (Translated by Mao Qiao, Fathom Language Limited)