Chongqing is located on the steep hills were the Yangtze River and the Jialing River met. Chongqing is the starting point for many tourist on their cruise down the Yangtze River . It is an extremely busy port and is a very large city. Because a lot of people only come here to start their cruise they don’t spend anytime in the actual city and therefore there are not a great deal of “set up” tourist sights.


Chongqing is famous for Hotpot which is believed to have originated here. Hotpot is a large pot which is divided into two sections which both contain a liquid (a soup made from fish or chicken), one tends to be spicy and the other mild. You have basic ingredients (beef, pork, vegetables) on plates which are raw, you then place the ingredients into the pot and cook them.