Seen by many visitors as a mere gateway to the Yangtze river, this sprawling metropolis is home to a fascinating culture that simply must be explored. Enclosed by emerald green mountains, this vibrant city has achieved phenomenal economic growth, but from the spicy cuisine to the traditional tea houses, it’s a place steeped in history and tradition.
Hot pot is a way of life here, with thousands of restaurants and roadside stalls serving up this mouth-numbing, spicy delicacy. So engrained in the city’s history, you’ll even find a museum celebrating the dish. The Chinese doctors attest that living in a humid environment can cause excess internal moisture, so it must be sweated out with spices while the locals argue it dulls any suffering thus creating more positivity in their lives. After dark, head to one of the city’s main square’s and watch as hundreds of these spice loving strangers flock for a synchronised dance under the night’s sky.
Chongqing gives you the chance to experience authentic Chinese culture and observe how gracefully a city can blend its rich history with modern day living. Let us guide you as you travel through Chongqing, so you may sample the many flavours this exciting city has to offer.
Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Annette, who's travelled extensively in China. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - the guides who can take you to The Great Wall’s quietest spots, the villagers who can show you how to create your own lucky clay cat and the cooks who can rustle you up breakfast pancakes, Shanghai-style.
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