In 1938, Chongqing underwent a transformation from a remote walled village to China’s last WWII capital. The expansion came when the Japanese took Hankou and villagers all along the Yangtze River fled upriver to Chongqing. While the city managed to survive over three years of bombings, most of the surviving structures and neighborhoods eventually succumbed to urban development.
Modern Chongqing may look nothing like the wartime capital, but visitors can still revisit the past at the Stilwell Museum, housed in the former residence of General Stilwell of the Flying Tigers; and a few memorials scattered throughout the city. Of course a stop in Chongqing wouldn’t be complete without eating hot pot, a regional specialty consisting of a steaming, bubbling pot of broth seasoned with spicy, mouth-tingling Sichuan peppers and served with an assortment of meats, seafood, vegetables and tofu.
Tours & Tickets
This four-day river cruise will show you the best of what China’s Yangtze River has to offer. Leave your troubles behind and relax on a sightseeing cruise ... Read more
Yangtze River, China
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
On this private tour of Chongqing, you’ll see the city’s top attractions with an expert local guide. On your choice of a half-day or full-day tour, you may ... Read more
Duration: 4 or 8 hours
During this special evening in Chongqing, relax on a scenic Yangtze River cruise and then admire sweeping views of the illuminated city and mountains from One ... Read more
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)