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“Place that you can buy souvenir and try some food”

Ci Qi Kou (Porcelain Village)
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

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 souveniors in this place such as the dalls in Chinese clothes, lighter, chinese characters models, etc.

For someone who don't like to shopping or eat anything, this place is nice to walk around, see the local people (and tourists) and take some photos.

Thank Pakwan_C
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Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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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.

Thank George0903
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Reviewed July 7, 2014

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 enjoyed our time here very much.

For a more authentic look at traditional Chongqing I would recommend a visit to 18 steps. Not at all touristy. You'll get the real deal there. This area will be torn down soon so see this piece of history while you still can.

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Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

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 in China, but it's right down the hill from the eponymous subway stop and worth a visit.

Thank Wintersw
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