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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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This ancient village is located on the bank of Jialingjiang River. It gives a good reflect of what Chongqing had been like in the distant past. Most of the construction is of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 July 2015
Grace F
London, United Kingdom
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Beijing, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

Ciqikou has been a famous little town, and I have been here several decades ago, as a kid. But when tourism has become a profitable business in China, many things have gone bad. Antiquated houses were torn down, giving way to newly-built shops. Locals moved away, receiving a good rent from the business people who now occupy all the facades.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

A place visitors must go! a lot to see, eat and shop! location is a bit far from city center but definitely worthy of visiting. There are a lof of small coffee shop inside this ancient town where one can sit and relax after long walk...

2 Thank sumkai
England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

This dates back to Ming and Qing dynasties, it is fascinating to see how people lived and how they went about their every day lives, and to find out that some of them had only been relocated in this century, into modern houses with water and electricity. The guide we had wad very informative, the souvenir shop has some beautiful... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

This ancient village is located on the bank of Jialingjiang River. It gives a good reflect of what Chongqing had been like in the distant past. Most of the construction is of bamboo and timber and date from the Ming and Qing Dynasties but still well preserved.

1 Thank Grace F
Nanchang, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

Take the subway line 1 for a nice little half-day trip. Lots of inexpensive souvenirs, but not a lot of high-end shopping. There are some cute shops on the road near the temple--porcelain and cat-themed stuff in particular. Wear comfortable shoes, as there are loads of stairs and cobblestones. If you go on weekends, it's crowded, and if you go... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

This ancient village/town is quite a distance from central Jiefangbei...maybe 30 minutes by taxi with average traffic past Shapingba.The monorail station is close by. I have visited many times over the years that I have been coming to Chongqing. Opinions will vary depending on what you expect and the crowds you run into.It is very commercialized in recent times to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

Truly a marvellous architecture (mall) not to be missed. You may shop & dine there, lots of opportunities for photo taking.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

Ci Qi Kou is the old part of the City, rather Commercial but nice to see and to experience some Chinese touristic life. We did go a foot bath - filled with Little fish, eating the old Skin, funny Feeling! Otherwise lots of touristic stuff but the buildings are real

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Sitiawan, Malaysia
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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.

Thank peterling1
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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