A visit to the Chinese city of Chongqing, one of the world’s fastest-growing metropolitan areas, is not something you’ll soon forget. This bustling urban area is a fascinating mix of East and West, with plenty to offer hotel guests.
Chongqing truly does have everything. Visit the Foreign Street amusement park area for your kitschy fix; the site features an authentic Australian bar, a house built upside-down, and reportedly the world’s largest restroom! For more traditional Chinese culture, visit the old town known as “The Porcelain Village” for its production of dishes, and an area of the city that has largely escaped rapid modernization. In addition, the Three Gorges Museum, only ten minutes from your Chongqing hotel, has numerous displays and exhibits on the Qing dynasty era.
Our Chongqing accommodations are also convenient to many of the area’s shops and restaurants––Carpenter Tan is an artisan shop with lots of attractive wares, and the most famous local cuisine is “hot pot,” an extremely spicy soup. If you get a hankering for some familiar Western dishes, try Casablanca Restaurant. The area’s nightlife goes from dusk until dawn, and features everything from American-themed sports bars to Irish pubs to traditional Chinese spots.