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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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Lots of fun

We visited on a weekday afternoon, expecting it to be a bit dull and quiet from some of the other reviews. The place was buzzing! Lots of hip young locals, as well as Chinese... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Paul C
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing bad here but can't say anything great. Many little shops selling things that you really don't want even if they were free. It is nice to go for a walk but try to go off hours because of the crowds. Nice for a coffee and people watching. Bring your patience with you.....

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a weekday afternoon, expecting it to be a bit dull and quiet from some of the other reviews. The place was buzzing! Lots of hip young locals, as well as Chinese tourists of all ages, strolling through winding old alleyways. Old shophouses selling food and drinks of all descriptions (including some scary looking foods haha!), knick knacks,... More 

Thank Paul C
Chongqing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A tourist trap with not too much to see or do. One main street with many vendors. Some interesting art for sale, Chinese snack shops. The main avenue leads to the river. Off to one side is a temple that is worth a visit. Some of the back alleys are more interesting due to still in their old state rather... More 

Thank David B
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The weekends it gets extremely crowded!!!! At any other time it is a nice place to see, with lots of snacks and trinkets. A few restaurants around and some overpriced coffee shops. Try to walk away from the Main Street into the real old town, and see how the Old Chongqing is giving way to the new. A pity that... More 

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Yekaterinburg, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The protected cultural state and ancient village of Ci Qi Kou is located on the banks of the Jia Ling River. It covers a fairly large area, of slightly over 290 acres and is located 14 km west of Chongqing City. The roots of Ci Qi Kou, once called Long Yin, have been traced back as far as 1,700 years.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017

Another "ancient town" with all the local specialty food to the food lovers to try out. Chen MaHua (the crispy fried dough) is the most popular item here, although there are multiple stores (brands) claim to be the original - very typical in touristy place. Try out all the street food that you can but be careful, some of them... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

Amazing place which is showing the old Chongqing and the old lifestyle... for the history lovers and the old times lovers... go there immediately... there is a lot of things to do there, and there is a lot of people... I found too many souvenirs there, and the prices is low in case you asked the salespeople to make it... More 

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Chengdu, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

One of the many so-called "ancient towns" common in China, which are actually modernized tourist shopping areas. Unlike many of them it still has a somewhat rustic feel to it. It was very crowded on the main streets. Some decent Chongqing-specific snacks. An over-abundance of cafes. This one has more variety than a lot of the ancient towns I've seen.... More 

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Peniche, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017

Great place to buy chinese knickknack, but nothing special if it's not the first time you visit China. You can take the subway, from the city centre it will take arround 1 hour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

& never eat the same dish. That's what's said of Chongqing & this area does its best to represent that. Snack your way around the busy alleys, see noodles being made, maps sauce in huge vats & Sichuan hotspot stock ready to take-away. Smattering of buskers along the route add to the experience

Thank GayleUK

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