Chongqing Travel Tips

Climate and Weather

Lying in the eastern Sichuan Basin deep inside the mainland of China, Chongqing has been suffering from the heat, especially in summer when the temperature will be up to 43℃, thus Chongqing is worthy of the name as Stove. While when the winter comes, it is somehow comfortably pleasant. In addition, owing to surrounded by the mountains and fog, Chongqing is hailed as the City of Mountain and the City of Fog.

Spring and summer are the better time for travel, but it rains often in the late spring and early summer, while what is lucky is that it often rains at night.

Local Festivals and Folk Custom

Chongqing Beer Festival
When July falls, there comes the Chongqing Beer Festival in Shanhu Park, Chongqing, which will last for a week, during which Beer drinking contest, rock & roll performances and beer exhibition will make the whole city burst into live. Over 250 tons of beer is sold out when this exciting day comes.

Nan'an Hot-Spring Chicken Tourist Cultural Festival
People in Huangjiaoya Town, Nan'an district will hold celebrations in memory of the Nan'an Hot-Spring Chicken Tourist cultural Festival on September 27, when Chicken fights, hot-spring chicken fair, food fair, exhibitions on oil painting by local farmers, flower and potted landscape fair and special performances are the wonderful parts.

China Chongqing Three Gorges INT'I Tourist Festival
It is a solemn festival lasts from September 25 to October 7, with a splendid and wonderful opening ceremony. Other colorful activities such as China Food Festival, Nan'an Hot-Spring Chicken Tourist&Cultural Festival, Fengdu Ghost City Custom&Cultural Festival, Fengjie Baidi Town-Natureal Pit&Ground Crack touist Festival, Mt.Wushan Goddess Tourist & Cultural Festival, and China Tea Cultural&Art Festival will make your tour here memorable and exciting.

Other Odds and Ends

Useful Numbers
Phone Dialing Code: 023
Postcode: 400000
Emergency Call
Fire: 119
Police: 110
Ambulance: 120
Emergencies: 110
Weather Forecast: 121
Price Supervision: 12358
Tel. Number Enquiry: 114
Mayor Hotline: 63854444
Tourist Complaint: 63890134
Airport Information Desk: 63862643
Passenger Transport Information Desk of Railway Station: 2585
Service Hotline of Chongqing Airline Ticket Center: 8229101 96500 8582688
Passenger Information Desk of Long-distance Bus Terminal: 8310912 8310922

Money exchange is offered in any one of the 27 exchange counters of the Bank of China in Chongqing. And the tourists can also have their money exchanged on the tourist boats.

Chongqing Jiaotong University
Tel: 023-62651999
Location: No. 66 Xuefu Ave., Nanan District, Chongqing

Southwest University
Location: No. 2, Tiansheng Rd, Beipei District, Chongqing

Chongqing University
Tel: 023-65103583
Location:No. 174Shazheng Street, Shapingba district, Chongqing


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