A map of characteristic towns shows you history and culture of Chongqing
Map of characteristic towns in Chongqing and Sichuan in 2020 (Chongqing) (Picture provided by Chongqing Municipal Geographic Information and Remote Sensing Application Center)
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- When it comes to the characteristic cultural symbol of Chongqing, the towns are very typical, because they carry the memory of Chongqing for thousands of years and breed lots of delicious food and beautiful scenery. Recently, Chongqing Planning and Natural Resources Bureau and Chongqing Municipal Geographic Information and Remote Sensing Application Center published “Map of characteristic towns in Chongqing and Sichuan in 2020 (Chongqing)”, which will bring you to know the stories of Chongqing towns and the history and culture of Chongqing.
Let’s take a look at some of the towns on the list.
The most beautiful tourism town, the most beautiful history and culture town, and the best delicious food town - Zhuoshui Ancient Town
Founded in the Tang Dynasty and prospered in the Song Dynasty, it is one of the most famous ancient towns in southeast Chongqing. As a typical old street in Chongqing, it keeps a relatively intact pattern of streets and alleys and has a strong pattern of ancient town in southeastern Chongqing, not only reflecting the difference between it and other urban historical blocks, but also bearing the integration, inheritance and innovation of culture.
The most beautiful cultural tourism town, and the most beautiful historical and cultural town – Gongtan Ancient Town
Located at the confluence of the Wujiang River and the Apeng River, it has been a cargo transfer station along the Wujiang River since ancient times and a key port for thousands of merchants. The flagstone street is as serene as jade, connecting the whole town. Along the street, there are ancient wooden towers towering over the cliff. In addition, it is also the starting point of “thousands of miles of the Wujiang River, and hundreds of miles of art gallery”, and a model of the close combination of landscape and ancient town culture.
The most beautiful cultural tourism town - Town 816
Located at Baitao Sub-district, Fuling, based on the rational utilization of Project 816 historic buildings and machinery equipment, and the retention and respect of the original ecological environment, it is a cultural and creative complex inheriting the original unique military historical context and integrating military industry culture experience, cultural tourism and creation, rural revitalization, natural ecology, leisure and health preservation.
The best delicious food town - Ciqikou Ancient Town
Formerly known as Longyin Town, it is an important land and water wharf along the Jialing River. It was once prosperous and had the scene that “thousand people gathered here during day and ten thousand lamps were on at night”. Here you can have a variety of traditional food such as Chongqing style boiled blood curd, peanuts with spiced salt, Chen Ma Hua, glutinous rice cake, and hot pot. (Translated by Liu Hongyan, Fathom Language Limited)