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Chongqing is one of China’s major cities – a manufacturing centre, transport hub and inland port. Today, the city is ultramodern and most of its heritage lost but it has a fascinating history dating back as far as the Ba Kingdom (around 300 BC) including being China’s defacto capital during World War II. Sprawled along both banks of the Yangtze, the city is vibrant, exciting, fast-paced and welcoming. As the western terminus of Yangtze River cruises, you are likely to find yourself here if you spend any time on the river – pay a visit to Chongqing Zoo to visit the resident giant pandas.

Chongqing at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Chongqing:

GMT +8
time difference
15 Hours
flight time
36 Million
Ci Qi
famous landmark
local food
best time to visit

Popular Holidays to Chongqing

Chongqing offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

Majestic Yangtze Tour

14 days from £2,990pp
  • Bustling Shanghai
  • Yangtze River Cruise
  • Chengdu Pandas
  • Warriors in Xian
Wonders of China Tour

16 days from £3,190pp
  • Great Wall
  • Warriors in Xian
  • Yangtze River Cruise
  • Li River and Yangshuo
  • Bustling Shanghai
Cities of the Orient Tour Tour

16 days from £3,790pp
  • Warriors in Xian
  • Chengdu Pandas
  • Yangtze River Cruise
  • Shanghai Yu Gardens

Things To See In Chongqing

No trip to Chongqing would be complete without seeing one of the wonders listed below.