Chongqinq is one of the most fascinating cities in China. The hard working porters down by the docks, weaving in and out of the old alleys, contrast against the super modern just around the corner.
Chongqing has the feel of Gotham City in Batman, minus all the crime.
Chongqing is the starting point of cruises down the Yangtze River, and tourists crowd down the dock areas. But you hardly any of them see the city itself. That’s good because it makes the place feel less of an attraction and more of a local thing.
Amongst all the construction works tranquility and culture can still be found, such as in the scattered temple here and there.
The rare glimpse of green can be seen in the small parks here and there, where old men gather too play games and gamble, women come too dance, and the solitary practice tai chi.
Meanwhile back down in an alley heavy goods are transported by what might be some of the toughest porters in China.
At night everyone heads to the street stalls and small eateries, where you can sample the famous Chongqing hotpot
Chongqing is a city often overlooked by travellers, which is a shame as it has it’s own unique charm.
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