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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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Ci Qi Kou, ChongQing, CHINA

LIKES: 1)Convenient location. It can be reached by light rail. 2)Good variety of things 3)Many local food stalls and shops DISLIKES 1)Too many visitors, especially during... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

LIKES: 1)Convenient location. It can be reached by light rail. 2)Good variety of things 3)Many local food stalls and shops DISLIKES 1)Too many visitors, especially during weekends and evenings 2)The streets are too narrow, and at times there are cars , motor van, tricycles around. 3)Prices are much higher for same items than in town

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a favourite of local Chinese tourists. So be warned it can be crowded. The store owners are also not open to bargaining here either so things can be a little expensive. However the silver jewellery is magnificent and local food vendors are a treat to watch. Avoid weekends but it will still be busy. Try to ensure you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Although not on weekends, but it is still crowded. Many gifts stores crowded by Chinese are along the narrow lanes. Some painters draw portraits for you at spot. There are many sorts of snacks there, but it is a little bit expensive than the snack street near Jiefangbei, I think. A folk house kept in ancient style is attractive and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

CiQiKou is basically the ancient town center of Chongqing... Apparently the city looked like this before they started building all these large buildings... Nowadays, Ci Qi Kou is an attraction for (mainly) chinese tourists. It's a crowded place with numberous souvenir shops and places to buy some food... Maybe it's a bit overrated... especially on a busy Sunday afternoon...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We went here on a Sunday and it was so busy we had to get out. It was nearly impossible to move and as we were warned about pick pockets, we were always on our guard. The old village looked really interesting, but it is so touristy and crowded we could not enjoy it and couldn't get out quick enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Ci Qi Kou is a must see attraction in chongqing. We spent a couple Hours there during our China trip and could easily have spent more. The crowded narrow lanes are filled with interesting shops and street food vendors. Bathroom available at your own risk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Was there recently on one Sunday afternoon at around 4pm. The place was so packed that we could not even walked properly and could not see where we were heading. It was not enjoyable when it was over crowded. But it is a place worth going as it is an old town with a lot of history! Many shops selling... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Went to the Porcelain Village today (March 20, 2014) and was met by wall to wall crowds of people. Shops were interesting and there was lots of different types of food as well. I especially liked the Indian Roti shop where you could order any type of sweet or salty roti. The village is accessible by subway. We could not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A very short walk if you are not very much keen to shopping, probably only takes you 10 mins to move along with the crowds from entrance to the ferry. There's a small but beautiful temple on a side alley before you hit the ferry, build along the steep hillside of the place it offers a birds view over the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A little touristy and crowded, there is still a lot of charm amongst these really old buildings, and you will find a nice quaint patio to have tea or coffee. Nice place to find unique little gifts for people.

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