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Ci Qi Kou (Porcelain Village)

14 km W of Chongqing, Chongqing 400030, China
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Ranked #2 of 369 Attractions in Chongqing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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NZ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Veer off the main tourist lanes and you will see local dwellings, worth the walk. Easy to reach by subway.

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Beijing
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Try to get on to some of the side streets where you can find some really nice, well-kept traditional houses and architecture. Worth an hour or two's stroll. Some of the coffee shops are very nice but the street food is decidedly so-so. Would recommend visiting temple at the top where it is very peaceful and you get some nice... More

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Ciqikou is great for those who are looking to do a bit of shopping for cheap souvenirs to take home to friends and family. There is also some nice street food. It should only take one about 2 hours to fully explore.

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Lahore, Pakistan
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

There are so many people and I met a heavy trafic jam. This is very commercial spot, you only find shops and restaurants. not my type.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This place looks like the old Chinese style village. Most of them are the shop for food, souvenirs, etc. This place you can try the local food such as "Ma-La-Gua" (fried ply flour). But the food that I suggest is fried goat meat and topping with the Sechuan Chilli (if you can eat the spicy food). You can buy some... More

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Robina, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

You can see what the old Chongqing looked like before all the hi-rises started sprouting up but be warned if you go there by Metro. When you leave the station, you go through this small market before hitting the main road. Hold your breath as the smell is overpoweringly foul!

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I traveled here by sub-way in fog, which cleared somewhat as the day heated up. CiQiKou has no 'modern' buildings and no sky scrapers. It has many pavement eating places and many small 'artisan' shops along the backstreets which are crowded. Well worth a visit.

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Corner Brook, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Yes this area is a tourist destination but if you start your tour right at the beginning (before the real tourist area begins), venture off the main drag & take time to really look around you will notice the old architecture, the houses of people still living in the area, little stores for the locals, hand crafted local art,... We... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

As other have warned, it is a tourist trap but one mainly aimed at domestic tourists. Prices were pretty cheap for all the usual little knickknacks that make good gifts for people back home you don't want to splurge on. Absolutely packed with Chinese tourists who were all having a good time. Pretty similar to any other tourist trap street... More

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Over all I must say I was a little bit disappointed, because there is not much to see, there are just many many shops and hot pots. But when you pass all the smelly tofu stands, you can see many beautiful old-style buildings. In the old town itself, there is a variety of gift shops, food and stuff, sometimes you... More

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