Renowned as the Mountain City, Chongqing attracts visitors from home and abroad for its cultural heritage. Its landform is uneven and the buildings there distribute in an intriguing way. In the city, there are many karst caves, hot springs, and gorges. Picturesque landscapes are so enchanting as to make you forget to return.
A Luxury Holiday to ChongqingChongqing
Highlights of the journey
- Visit The Dazu Grottoes, series of religious sculptures and carvings dating back as far as the 7th century
- Explore Diaoyu Fortress is one of the great ancient battlefields of China
- Find out the Three Gorges Dam, the museum holds an overflowing collection of artifacts, including paintings, calligraphy, ceramics, and dinosaur skeleton
**Rates are per person based on USD and 2 people traveling together
Day 1 – 5
Chongqing | 4 Nights
Explore the city of Chongqing. Standing as the architectural symbol of Chongqing city since 1954, the People’s Great Hall of Chongqing covers a grand area of 66,000 square meters with its 4,000-seat auditorium. Based on Soviet and traditional Chinese architectural styles, the Hall is a unique hybrid of the Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Gate in Beijing with its green-glazed tiled round roof, red columns, and white marble rails. Prepare to be taken back to the time of the dinosaurs as you step into the dam-shaped Three Gorges Museum. Opened in 2005 to house the relics from the sites destroyed by the construction of the Three Gorges Dam, this museum holds an overflowing collection of artifacts, including paintings, calligraphy, ceramics, and dinosaur skeletons. Ancient Town of Ciqikou, watch Sichuan Opera Face Changing Show, shopping in Hongyadong.
We bring you to The Dazu Grottoes, a series of religious sculptures and carvings dating back as far as the 7th century. For centuries, the only road to these grottoes was a thin dirt path from Dazu township – because of this inconspicuous trail, the grottoes were overlooked by zealous Red Guards looking to destroy China’s religious and historic monuments during the Cultural Revolution. These days, travelers arriving at this secluded UNESCO World Heritage Site are often struck by the breadth of its iconography—the site houses over 50,000 Buddhist, Confucian and Taoist statues along with countless inscriptions and epigraphs. Seek out the graceful statue of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva, often referred to as the “Oriental Venus,” or head to the Sanqing Cave to see the Taoist gods assembled before you in person
Continue the trip to Laitan Ancient Town & Diaoyu Fortress inHechuan District lies 62 miles (100 km) north of Chongqing, has the ancient battlefield and old town in its region. Laitan ancient town locates in the east of the Hechuan District. It is regarded to be one of the ten most picturesque old towns in China. The town faces the Jialing River and has cliffs on three sides. Laitan ancient town has a very long history, which dated back to the Qing dynasty.
The Er’ fo Temple was built 1500 years ago in the Tang Dynasty. It holds complex grottos with a giant Buddha carving on the cliff, which is second to Le’shan Giant Buddha.
Miles away is the Diaoyu Fortress. Diaoyu Fortress is one of the great ancient battlefields of China. It is famous for its resistance to the Mongol armies in the latter half of the Song Dynasty. One of the most notable events was the death of Mongol leader Möngke Khan near the city, which forced the immediate withdrawal of Mongol troops from Syria and East Asia and prevented the Mongolian Empire from expanding towards Africa.
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- Allow additional guests: No
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