The authenticity of this city, one of the most populous cities in the world, means many people prefer it over Beijing or Shanghai. Built between mountains and rivers, to visit is to experience the culture of deepest China.
Alongside the Yangtze River, the longest river in Asia, this wonderful city has one of the most scenic landscapes in China: the 3 Gorges Valley, famous worldwide for its hydroelectric dams. Modernity and tradition merge in a chaotic and attractive way in the narrow, steep and noisy city streets. The lighting at night will leave you speechless, as will the excellent cuisine. It is the city with the most restaurants per inhabitant in the world, and they are always full! Chongqing City Zoo is a must see if you are on holiday.