Formerly part of Sichuan province
, Chongqing is now a large port city located in Chongqing Province
in southwest China
. Based around a hilly, comma-shaped peninsula at the junction of the Yangzi and Jialing rivers, Chongqing is southwest China's dynamo, its largest city both in scale and population
Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, located north of Chongqing provides links to most parts of China and to other countries and regions such as Hong Kong
, Korea, and Thailand
Due to its hilly geography and Yangtze and Jialing Rivers which run through it, ground transportation to vacation rental lodging in the city requires an unusual number of bridges and tunnels. One unique form of transportation in the city is the cable cars
which are suspended over the rivers.
The city is home to one of the largest public assembly buildings in China, the Great Hall of the People
, adjacent to the densely populated and hilly central district, with narrow streets and pedestrian only walkways.
You will find many vacation rentals surrounded by green hills, mountains and clear waters offering unique scenery for chalet rental, apartment rental, villa rental and condo rental accommodations.
Chongqing is a modern city with high-rise buildings offering apartment rentals and condo rentals as well as an area with abundant forests with charming villa rentals and cottage rentals. A contemporary and well stocked zoo
exhibits many national and regional animals, including the giant panda and the extremely rare South China tiger.
Chongqing attracts visitors staying in vacation rentals for its cultural heritage. It is the birthplace of the Bayu culture and home to a multitude of festivals
including the Mid-Autumn Festival, the Lantern Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, the Chongqing Three Gorges International Tourist Festival and the Haozi Festival.
The city is the starting point for the Yangtze River Cruise
, which explores the stunning scenery of the Three Gorges
. This very scenic area that is located on the Yangtze River, offers unique vacation rental accommodation opportunities and attractions for the whole family. It is also the most frequently visited canyon throughout China.
Other attractions easily accessible to vacation rental accommodation include the Dazu Rock carvings from the ninth century, Gold Buddhist Mountain, and the ancient Ci Qi Kou village that lures tourists to linger in its streets and buy handicraft souvenirs. Chongqing is also famous for its hot Sichuan cuisine and world-famous hotpot dishes.
Chongqing is a well-known city with a history of more than 3000 years
. Historical sites in World War II are located in the metropolitan area and the fishing town is also one of three ancient battlefields in China. History buffs will appreciate vacation home rental in this area.
Vacation rental accommodations, such as apartment rental, condo rental, cottage and chalet rental and villa and home rental in Southwest China, offer unique local customs in a natural scenic area with special charm.