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Top 3 Reasons to Live in Chongqing HOT


Chongqing isn't a tourist's town. Bearing testament to this fact, Frommer's, Lonely Planet and the like are content to give Chongqing the gloss-over. Instead they highlight neighbouring Sichuan's panda sanctuary and Chengdu's easy pace and ...... Read More>>

Best of: Chongqing’s Expat Bars (Part 1) HOT

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Chongqing, dubbed the Chinese city for Chinese people, perhaps unsurprisingly plays host to a much smaller community of expats than one would expect from a city of this size. Hence, expat-frequented venues are fewer and further between. Even so, ...... Read More>>

Chongqing Dishes: Fire-Breathing Spicy Hotpot and Other Local Delicacies HOT


Chongqing is famous throughout China for its "Three Hots": hot girls, hot weather and hot food. The girls? Pretty for sure, but perhaps no prettier than elsewhere in China. The weather? Shorter summers of late have made a sweater a better value ...... Read More>>

The Hot Spring Capital: Chongqing’s Best Hot Springs HOT

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North Hot Springs 北温泉 <br /> The North Springs have nearly 1,600 thousand years of history; in fact they are called the "birth place of Chinese hot springs." The North Hot Springs has an abundance of excellent quality water. There are 10 ...... Read More>>

Chongqing’s Best of: Expat Bars Part II HOT

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Chongqing's expat bars range from high-end and exclusive (and yes, sometimes clique-y) to open and budget friendly (and sometimes a bit off the cuff). While it definitely won't be nominated for an award for most vibrant expat nightlife any time soon, ...... Read More>>

Want to Set up a Business in China? Why Chongqing is a Good Option HOT


When wanting to start a looking at doing business in China, many people often fail to look beyond China’s east coast. In reality, Chongqing also has a lot to offer, and is a great place to start doing business. ... Read More>>

Flea Markets: Hidden Treasures of Old Chongqing HOT

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At a first glance, Chongqing is by all appearances an up-and-coming Chinese mega-city. Hidden behind the glitzy façade of towering skyscrapers and swank shopping complexes lies another world – complicated labyrinths of narrow stairways etched ...... Read More>>

Got Cash? The Foreigner’s Guide to Shopping in Chongqing HOT

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Located far into China's interior, Chongqing is home to more than 34 million people. In a city of this magnitude and with hardly any contact with the outside world, foreign faces in Chongqing still attract their fair share of attention. Since Chongqing ...... Read More>>

Wonders of Nature: Wulong National Geological Park HOT

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Wulong Karst Landscapes National Geological Park (武隆天坑地缝国家地质公园) is one of the largest geological parks in Chongqing. With amazing topography marked by awe-inspiring karst landscapes (landscape shaped by the dissolution of a ...... Read More>>

Live Music in Chongqing: A Sight for Sore Ears HOT

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Let's face it — China isn't exactly known for its modern day live music scene.<br /> That's not to say that there isn't an increasing number of quality artists coming to tour in China or that the domestic scene isn't ... Read More>>

Chongqing: A Walk in the (Free) Park HOT

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Rampant inflation has been sweeping across China's megacities and Chongqing has certainly not been spared. However, clichéd as it may sound, the best things in Chongqing are indeed free. In a mountain city at the confluence of the Jialing and ....... Read More>>

Splash Your Cash: New Shopping Malls in Chongqing HOT

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As the center of development for western China, Chongqing has been the fortunate beneficiary of generous government funding. For die-hard shopaholics, this is cause for celebration as a shiny new mall is born every so often along Chongqing's ...... Read More>>

Sightseeing on a Shoestring: Chongqing’s Free Attractions HOT

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Soaring inflation coupled with a strengthening currency indicate that China’s days as an economical tourist destination are over. Besides, in stopover cities like Chongqing, transit visitors often prefer to save their cash for a cruise down the Yangtze. ... Read More>>

Café Culture – Coffee Drinking in Chongqing HOT

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Left virtually untouched by the onslaught of “Western” influences, coffee drinking has only recently caught on in Chongqing. Café culture and coffee drinking may have been thriving in cities like Shanghai and Kunming, but Chongqing remained ...... Read More>>

The Disappearing Streets of Old Chongqing HOT

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Today’s Chongqing is by all appearances like any other modern metropolis, with gleaming skyscrapers and shiny automobiles. The Chinese government seems intent on giving its newest municipality a freshly minted façade through ...... Read More>>

Chongqing’s Jiangbei City Centre: Shopping for a Taste of Home HOT

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The sprawl of Chongqing's Jiangbei city centre – in common with the city in general – has little to offer those foreigners shopping for a taste of home. Look closely, though, and a few emporia cater to the foreign palate with imported foodstuffs… ... Read More>>

After Hours Fun: Popular Bars in Chongqing HOT

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Chongqing’s nightlife scene is alive and kicking, with an ever increasing number of bars and clubs joining the burgeoning bar scene every year. However, Chongqing has a number of long-running mainstays and themed bars which continue to be ...... Read More>>

Getting Healthy in Chongqing – A Gym Guide HOT

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ol li{list-style-type:decimal-leading-zero;} Burgeoning waistlines serve as an unofficial indicator of Chongqing’s economic performance and a testament to the controversial reputation of the local cuisine. Steeped in chili oil, Chongqing cuisine is ...... Read More>>

3 Chongqing’s Wildlife Parks: Enter at Your Own Risk HOT

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As one of the largest cities in China, Chongqing is chock full of animals. Well, about 30 million humans at least. However, if you want to want to interact with something a little more wild than a stray cat, Chongqing still has something to offer. ... Read More>>

The Ultimate Guide to Chongqing’s Dining Streets HOT

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Diners from all over the world are lured by the delicious Sichuan cuisine offered in Chongqing. Restaurants dot every street and alley in the city; downtown Chongqing alone has 12 different dining streets that are each unique in their own right. If this is ...... Read More>>

6 Fun Ways to Stay Active in Chongqing (Without Joining a Gym!) HOT

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Now that summer is upon us, it’s time to get active again. At least I keep telling myself that. I don’t know what it is about Chongqing, but every time I think about getting back in shape, I wind up in front of my computer watching pirated totally legal ...... Read More>>

Doorstep Exploration: Quick Mountain Getaways within Chongqing HOT

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Since ancient times, Chongqing has been known as "mountain city", and not without good reason. The undulating sight of foggy green-shrouded hills had long captured the imaginations of poets and writers. In modern times, this translates into ...... Read More>>

Fall Fever: Chongqing Activities Before Winter Arrives HOT

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With the long winter just around the corner, it is time to treasure the more hospitable autumn season. Whether you are looking forward to winter in Chongqing or not, here are some autumnal activities you might like to consider. ... Read More>>

Moving to Chongqing? Tips on Where to Live HOT


Chongqing is a huge city and, chances are, your job will dictate where you reside. However, if you're planning on coming and finding a place for yourself, the choice between city-centre and 'suburbia' can be daunting. This article can't offer solutions, but ...... Read More>>

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