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Ci Qi Kou (Porcelain Village)

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Address: 14 km W of Chongqing, Chongqing 400030, China
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One-Day Tour: Classic Chongqing
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Worth a visit

We only had a short time to visit this area as we had a ship to catch, I wish we had longer, lots going on, a good atmosphere, I suspect it is especially good at night.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 July 2015
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Sitiawan, Malaysia
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108 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

This town is reachable by subway line 1, almost to the very end of the line. Very narrow street lined with many shops selling yoghurt, Mah hu biscuits and water melon candy floss. This street leads to the river bank where there are a couple of restaurants.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

We only had a short time to visit this area as we had a ship to catch, I wish we had longer, lots going on, a good atmosphere, I suspect it is especially good at night.

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New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

Many shops selling all sorts of stuff. Set in an ancient Chinese style setting. Our guide told us the buildings were 600 years old. Excellent shopping for gifts here mostly inexpensive. Fairly crowded and busy but worth a visit.

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Bangkok
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

This is quite a large historic village and very crowded with Chinese tourists. Better take taxi b/c parking is very full and may be a little bit far from the main tourist spot. There are many shops and some nice cafe to sit and relax but not much most are chinese restauarants and not so tasty as far as we... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

It is super easy to get here on the Metro. Get off and follow the crowd up a narrow alley. The signs say Ancient City. We were lucky it was a rainy day so I think it wasn't so crowded. Fun spot to shop without pushy sales. Mostly Chinese visitors. We were a spectacle to many. We followed the main... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Living in CQ as an expat, this is the perfect place to get gifts for friends back in the States. You can buy oil painting, chopstick set, traditional Chinese outfits, and Revolutionary memorabilia. The crowds are pretty terrible on the weekends, so try and visit during the week. Easy to access from the subway (take the ci qi kou exit).... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Worth a short visit wandering about this old old village. Many local shops selling souvenirs and local arts n crafts. Food are good, but some have long lines. Many local history and stories to be found too.

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Chongqing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

This is a very cool area of Chongqing. One of CQ's Ancient Towns with traditional architecture. However, many of the shops in this area have been converted into the same business as their neighbour. There are many craft shops and unique gift ideas that you can find here. There are also traditional snack shops that serve delicious foods. As you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

Ciqiko is one of the few places in Chongqing where you can find the folklore you expect to see in China. It has to be noticed that this is not turistic: most of the people here, they explained to me, are from Chongqing, coming here to have some fun. The rest are chinese tourists. Occidentals? I only met two. You... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

Don't visit Chongqing without a visit to Ci Qi Kou (pronounced: Sit Chee Ko). A unique market with a variety of street food and trinkets available to buy, at fairly low prices. There are also a number of tea houses and cafes, nestled on side streets and above the shops on ground level. There is also a temple that is... More 

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