Gateway to the Three Gorges
As the starting point for the Yangzi River Cruise, Chongqing is where people embark on their trip downstream all the way to the Three Gorges Dam. Cruising by boat – a most relaxing way to travel – will take you and your family through some of China’s most breathtaking sights, including the Three Gorges.
The Chongqing Planning Exhibition Gallery offers a look at the Three Gorges Dam project and the interactive displays are just as interesting for children as they are for adults. A walk around Ciqikou Ancient Town offers a great historical tour of life during the Ming dynasty, and WWII buffs will enjoy Chongqing’s Red Cliff Village, which was used as a stronghold against the Japanese during the Second World War. Sichuan cuisine offered by street vendors and restaurants is tempting, but families would be wise to take it easy on the spices and be particular about restaurant choices.
*Due to the May 2008 earthquake in Sichuan, travelers are advised to consult the National Tourism Administration for updated conditions before making any travel plans to the province (http://old.cnta.gov.cn/lyen)