Chongqing - Do & See
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Mountain City by night

The nocturnal views of this mountain city are its greatest draw, extraordinary and unique, due to its special geographic features. When night descends, the lights from tens of thousands of households sparkle and twitter like the stars falling to ordinary lives, above the glowing neon lights of boats on the Yangtze and Jialin Rivers. There are three prime spots to be immersed in the night of Chongqing. They are the One-tree Outlook Platform, Huge Golden Eagle spot on the south mountain of Nanan District and the Kanshan Tower in Erling Park. A boat tour on the rivers can be arranged at Chaotian Gate.
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Chongqing China Three Gorges Museum

The museum is the centre for collecting, researching and exhibiting the history and culture of Chongqing city and the Three Gorges area. All the cultural relics excavated from the Three Gorges area and other historical collections of the original city museum is housed here. Using high-tech facilities, the museum directly and vividly displays the geologic features, species, changes in local culture and customs and the models of the massive Three Gorges Dam Project. Next to the museum are the Chongqing People Plaza and Great Hall of the People.
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Eighteen Ladders

This old street is where tourists can experience and appreciate the local culture and customs. The houses scattered on both sides of the street are a showcase of Chongqing’s history. From the ancient Diaojiao Lou and Kunbang House, houses from the 1950s or 1960s made of bamboo to tile houses in the Soviet style made in the 1960s or 1970s. These houses are like an exhibition of historical architecture. The best part is that it is just a block away from the prosperous downtown.
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Three Gorges Plaza

The plaza was built in 1997 and is a miniature of the grand Three Gorges, showing its glamorous views and the Bayu culture. The Three Gorges Art stele is the landmark of the plaza and the water-screen movie is one of the most unique scenic spots of the sight park. The poetry stele complex, where poems from poets of different eras are carved in the rocks, is also a highlight of this park. The celebrity sculpture park, which is on the south of the plaza, displays the likeness of many cultural figures such as novelist Ba Jin.
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Gela Mountain, Martyr’s Mausoleum Park, The Bai’s Residence and Zhazi Cave

For many Chinese, this is the place that fills them with patriotism and enthusiasm for the revolution. Commemorating many courageous and gallant revolutionaries who sacrificed their lives for noble pursuits. The past 50 decades of history, remote, bloody and cruel but also unforgettable, are recreated. A programme called “night-visit to the Zhazi Cave”, is vivid and impressive. Adjacent to the Zhazi Cave are the Red Rock Soul Memorial and the sculpture area which are both worth a visit.
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