Ci Qi Kou (Porcelain Village), Chongqing

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Jostle with locals to find your own perfect Feng Shui spot at Ci Qi Kou (Porcelain Village), a picturesque ancient town on the west bank of Jialing River. Once a budding porcelain industry center some 14 km (9 mi) west of Chongqing, the town features a maze of narrow and steep cobbled streets. Explore the town, covering some 118 hectares (292 acres), discovering old crafts at over 20 ancient unearthed kilns, as well as works in progress in art studios. Stop in shops set in traditional buildings, modern handicraft outlets, and tiny grocery markets, then relax at one of 100 tea bars or a restaurant serving authentic cuisine spiced with Sichuan pepper. Work out when and for how long to visit Ci Qi Kou (Porcelain Village) and other Chongqing attractions using our handy Chongqing visit planner.
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  • September 28, 2017
    Cool place that is normally packed with people. Quite toursity yes but the foods offered are great and architecture of buildings is interesting  more »
  • September 23, 2017
    Now you are off, half not to leave, although most is the original House, but open places refurbished lost taste of the ancient town, in addition to stone, and motionless Environment is Ling 亂, shops of old town known as Qi is not wrong, the initial visit is still to come-and-go in the future.
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  • September 21, 2017
    Project q be a loose comparison 輕 this one day trip. Up to approximately one drop to CI Qi Kou, this Division after the airport was still refusing to download plus ten 塊 money in the future to read up on sent us to the one spent a total of RMB40-50, this here to remind you the four built two small just the Council car rental from 駕, because the car car to six, is not drawn. Prada ciqikou, huge crowds 認 overview description of symptoms let me not out! When years of calculations that kind of Feeling disappeared almost 盡. 盡 now full City Plaza is a small Tan major tourist souvenirs are available which you bought and this was more than all the way but to crawl forward. Yi bian watched the kids still look 貴 heavy items. 媽 媽 Yes snacks are very interested Hobby, bought both times a baked potato, eat and leave! Cousin of one House to highlight souvenirs shop I bought those little East West. PS: this is not my 畫 Wind. So, I went to four-finish look to take shop Pu, Meow to the ancient town immersed in one home for a surname. Not so bad can't higher than even, etc still difficult to eat. We start there think is hot, come on 鴛 鴦 Guo Mao xuewang plus a surname to burn; to catch him after our individual views into one hot, thought the store could not xuewang views as acceptable maybe not that spicy I cry for five minutes! When you've finished eating, I 繼 續 順 a stream of people walking, plus Baidu map plus husband trail skills, he brought the big final 殺 圍, young and old, beat two 輛 cars were RMB120
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  • June 17, 2017
    I didn't expect a lot but loved it. The old town is great fun. Don't miss the temple on top of the hill. The only teal one i saw in China
  • January 11, 2017
    Yet another copy of the contemporary "ancient town" in China: super commercialized old-looking stores selling various predictable nondescript snack food and souvenirs. Worth going if you don't already know what I'm talking about! Getting here from the city is quick and painless via light rail. Plan half a day to a few hours here and no more, and please skip if you are on a tight schedule.
  • May 14, 2017
    Amazingly well preserved old town. A must see.
  • October 21, 2016
    Very easy to get to on the subway, just a short walk from the station. We went on Monday morning. It was crowded to the point that walking and not bumping into people was a chore. I can't imagine how horribly crowded this place would be on a weekend. Basically, the attraction is a few streets with old looking buildings selling tacky crap. People clap these fake hands, that cause an unbearable racket, to get shoppers attentions. That, along with all the other noise, made this a ghastly adventure. The shear phoniness and tackiness interest wears off quickly, and all that's left is the worst aspects of Chinese tourism. Why two stars? First I had to use a toilet. We walk off the main Street, and immediately it's a pleasant place, without the crowds or the tackiness. We pay 1¥ to use a ladies toilet, and it was all very pleasant. Second, we went to a temple on a hill near the end of the street ( sign posted), that was quiet and pleasant.
  • December 4, 2016
    Just like a movie set in china but real. Nothing but shops with homes above. The streets are packed with Chinese tourists. Blondes will be photographed. Fermented tofu smells foul.

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