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Chongqing City of China
A Bird's-Eye View of Chongqing City

Chongqing, also formerly romanised as Chungking, is a major city in Southwest China and one of the five national central cities in the People's Republic of China (PRC). Administratively, it is one of the PRC's four direct-controlled municipalities (the other three are Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin), and the only such municipality in inland China.

Chongqing City of China
People's Hall of Chongqing City

Chongqing is one of the most important inland ports in China. There are numerous luxury cruise ships that terminate at Chongqing, cruising downstream along the Yangtze River to Yichang, Wuhan, Nanjing or even Shanghai. In the recent past, this provided virtually the only transportation option along the river. However, improved rail, expressways and air travel have seen this ferry traffic reduce or been cancelled altogether, thus most of the river ferry traffic consists of mostly leisure cruises for tourists rather than local needs.

Chongqing City of China
Chaotianmen Dock of Chongqing City

Improved access by larger cargo vessels has been made due to the construction of the Three Gorges Dam. This allows bulk transport of goods along the Yangtze River. Coal, raw minerals and containerized goods provide the majority of traffic plying this section of the river. Several port handling facilities exists throughout the city, including many impromptu river bank sites.

Chongqing City of China
A Tea House of Chongqing City

The Chongqing Chaotianmen Dock, at the junction of the Yangtze River and the Jialing River, is one of the busiest ports in China. Chongqing is the best starting point for a Yangtze River Cruise. Taking a cruise ship from Chongqing down the Yangtze River to Wuhan Yichang is now a popular tourist trip. Choose a deluxe cruise ship so that you can have a pleasant and memorable experience on the Yangtze River. There are four categories of ships: the star-rated ship, the foreign tourist ship, the domestic tourist ship, and the common passenger ship.

Chongqing City of China
Ciqikou Ancient Street of of Chongqing City

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