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Ci Qi Kou (Porcelain Village)

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Address: 14 km W of Chongqing, Chongqing 400030, China
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This ancient village is located on the bank of Jialingjiang River. It gives a good reflect of what Chongqing had been like in the distant past. Most of the construction is of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I love this area of Chongqing. Here you can find everything you want and lots of things you cannot imagine!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

China is generating its own tourists in bigger and bigger numbers. Went to this spot with business host and Chongqing local, who was very proud of it and the products and processes that it shows. It was a hot day and full of people - but very interesting as a foreigner to see foods being made (original "theatre of shopping"... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I found this old town to be quite disappointing in comparison to the others I've seen in China. There weren't as many attractions to look at as I had expected and it just seemed to be snack shops and stores selling the same tacky touristy stuff. I think you can easily miss this stop and save your old town experience... More 

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Ciqikou has been a famous little town, and I have been here several decades ago, as a kid. But when tourism has become a profitable business in China, many things have gone bad. Antiquated houses were torn down, giving way to newly-built shops. Locals moved away, receiving a good rent from the business people who now occupy all the facades.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

A place visitors must go! a lot to see, eat and shop! location is a bit far from city center but definitely worthy of visiting. There are a lof of small coffee shop inside this ancient town where one can sit and relax after long walk...

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This dates back to Ming and Qing dynasties, it is fascinating to see how people lived and how they went about their every day lives, and to find out that some of them had only been relocated in this century, into modern houses with water and electricity. The guide we had wad very informative, the souvenir shop has some beautiful... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This ancient village is located on the bank of Jialingjiang River. It gives a good reflect of what Chongqing had been like in the distant past. Most of the construction is of bamboo and timber and date from the Ming and Qing Dynasties but still well preserved.

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Chongqing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Take the subway line 1 for a nice little half-day trip. Lots of inexpensive souvenirs, but not a lot of high-end shopping. There are some cute shops on the road near the temple--porcelain and cat-themed stuff in particular. Wear comfortable shoes, as there are loads of stairs and cobblestones. If you go on weekends, it's crowded, and if you go... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This ancient village/town is quite a distance from central Jiefangbei...maybe 30 minutes by taxi with average traffic past Shapingba.The monorail station is close by. I have visited many times over the years that I have been coming to Chongqing. Opinions will vary depending on what you expect and the crowds you run into.It is very commercialized in recent times to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Truly a marvellous architecture (mall) not to be missed. You may shop & dine there, lots of opportunities for photo taking.

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