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Chongqing, China (any info)

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1. Posted by Paul3879 (Respected Member 212 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hey all, I have been offered a job in Chongqing, I have managed to find a little info on the net about this city but does anyone have any more for me? Past experiences and what there is to do there etc...

Thanks in advance. Paul

2. Posted by sunj (Budding Member 16 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

the most famous thing in chongqing is delicious but spicy food, and beautiful girls
as for scene, three gorge (san xia) seems worth to visit, oh and please keep us informed if u really go to three gorge, always wanted to go there
good luck

3. Posted by Paul3879 (Respected Member 212 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Yes I have heard that Chongqing has some of the most beautiful girls in China (well there is one reason to go)!! Joking aside, thanks for your imput as this is a big decision for me and I have heard nothing but good comments up to now which is reasuring.
I also hear that Sichuan food is some of the best in China (that will help me loose weight I'm sure!!!)
But thanks for the comments and keep them coming!!


4. Posted by sunj (Budding Member 16 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

ok, comes some bad things, in summer u may want to kill urself because it feels like u r being steaming all the time, hot wet windless, as for the food, delicous yes, healthy? no. because of MSG, almost all chinese dishes use MSG but way too much in sichuan food, beside the taste is too strong which probably will spoil people's appetite finally. but still go and try to live healthy

5. Posted by gwelty (Full Member 83 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Yes, Sichuan food in Chongqing is very spicy. I have to say I really enjoyed Sichuan in Chengdu better. Anyway, I digress.

Chongqing is one of only a handful of autonomous municipalities in China (14 total I think), meaning that it is a self-governed city. It contributes to 25% of China's pollution, mainly through chemical dispersion into 3 Gorges. Drive through Chongqing and you will find a great deal of factories and industrial development. There are no bikes in the city because the terrain is incredibly hilly and very steep.

Chongqing is the official starting point of the 3 Gorges tour, and is heavily touted as such. I did the tour myself and thought it was a good experience, but do not get your hopes up on the quality of the tour (boats are overcrowded and rising water levels due to the 3 Gorges dam makes for less dramatic scenery).

If you are interested in the 3 Gorges trip (good luck!), I found Chongqing John (John Zhang) to be very helpful. Here's his info:

Hope this info helps.

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]