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Ci Qi Kou (Porcelain Village)

14 km W of Chongqing, Chongqing 400030, China
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Ranked #2 of 370 attractions in Chongqing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Bangkok, Thailand
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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31 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you go to Ci Qi Kou and you understand English, which also mean you understand the name Porcelain Village, then you may have been deceived. The name of this attraction is just a name to symbolize its past. Yes, in the past, this little village was a porcelain village, however, today, although many of the old houses remain, they... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Excellent place to visit. A little bit of everything. Jade products and a lot of other jewelry. Painting's, carvings and plenty of other do dad's. If you have never experienced "stinky Dofu", this is the venue for it. Plenty of chow and tea shops.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

There are small little cafes up the hill away from the main streets that have loads of character. They have interesting music, wifi and English menus. Near the jetty there is an interesting restaurant called Ma Tou Hao码头号。Was good but it would be impossible to order if you don't speak or read Chinese.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The name of this attraction because it refers to its previous life when it was a Porcelain Village. Now it is simply an array of shops and stalls some of which are still using the pre-existing and others using re-constructed buildings. Whilst some of the architecture is interesting it is hard to know if it is original or re-constructed. Even... More

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