Things to Do in Chongqing
Chongqing truly has its own character and a numerous interesting sites including Yangtze Three Gorges, geological marvels, city landmarks, parks, grottoes with Buddhist carvings and museums.
To really get a great view of Chongqing, you should take a Yangtze River Cruise. The cruise goes through the cradle of China, taking in sights like Fengdu Ghost City, Shibaozhai Pagoda, White Emperor City and the Lesser Three Gorges.
However you spend your time in Chongqing, you will never forget this Chinese city overflowing with beauty and history.
No.1: Yangtze River Cruise
Type: River Cruise
Recommended Length of Visit: 4 days & 3 night
Routes: Chongqing - Yichang downstream
There is an old saying - "On a slow boat to China" - Why not relax on a slow cruise on the beautiful Yangtze River? Actually, Chongqing is the best gateway to take Yangtze River cruise. About 95% of travelers choose Chongqing as a starting point. Form Chongqing Chaotianmen Pier, you could board the ship which would take you to Yichang, Wuhan, Nanjing & Shanghai.
Along Yangtze, there are many things to see & experience. The biggest surprises of course are Three Gorges and Three Gorges Dam Site. Other highlights include: Fengdu Ghost City, Shibaozhai Pagoda, Shennong Stream, Lesser Three Gorges and land tour in Wuhan & Nanjing. Along the way, you’ll discover the contrast life in old and new China and get a memorable and culturally-enriching cruise experience.
No.2: Watch Impression Wulong
Type: Concerts, Nightlife
Recommended Length of Visit: 70 minutes
If you travel to Wulong Natural Three Bridges, you’ll get the chance to see a dreamlike performance “Impression Wulong”. Co-directed by Zhang Yimou, Wang Chaoge and Pan Yue, Impression Wulong is performed by over 100 singers and thousands of Wulong locals. They try to offer visitors an artistic treat in magnificent landscapes and unique Ba-Yu (present Sichuan-Chongqing) folk customs.
Impression Wulong is performed in the U-shaped Valley filled with a serene and mysterious atmosphere, offering you a great opportunity to appreciate the long-lost “whistle” by the locals in the valley. It is generally composed of 9 sections, namely, the Opening Singing and Dancing, Father’s Boat, the Stone-Carrying Songs, Hotpot Rock Roll, Jubilance in the Rising Sun, the Boat Trackers’ Story, Married Cry, Chuanjiang Working Songs and Epilogue. The 70 minutes performance will give to you is memorizing and sensing.
Recommended Chongqing Tours
Top 3 Chongqing tours chosen by most customers to explore Chongqing in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.
- 4 Days Chongqing Essence Tour with Yangtze Cruise
Chongqing / Three Gorges / Yichang
- 4 Days Chongqing & Wulong Karst Landscape Exploration Tour
Chongqing / Wulong / Chongqing