Known as the ‘Mountain City’, Chongqing, with its abundance of mineral resources, thick forests and plentiful flora and fauna, has successfully supported its economic development while at the same time protecting its natural setting. Treat yourself to a taste of China when you fly to Chongqing with Hainan Airlines.
Best of Chongqing
As you will be very close to the splendid Yangtze River, a popular tourist activity is to go on a downstream tour to the wonderful Three Gorges. On a completely different – and culinary – note, Chongqing is well known for its sizzling Sichuan cuisine and world-famous hot pot, varieties of which can be found throughout the city. The BaYi Food Centre, in the heart of the city, is the ideal place to partake in Chongqing’s spicy offerings. Although not as busy and bustling as Shanghai and Beijing, Chongqing is proud home to many department stores and local shops. For upmarket goods, Jiefangbei CBD is the ideal place to spend some time.
When to Visit Chongqing
Chongqing’s average annual temperature is 19ºC, making it a comfortable destination to visit at any time. However, March to May is a particularly popular period, being the best three months to join a Yangtze River Cruise. Start your outing to Chongqing in comfort – fly to Chongqing with Hainan Airlines.