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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  • A very interesting place to visit in Chongqing. It is like Jiufen in Taiwan but the streets are much wider with shops and restaurants selling all and sunder. Although a restored ancient town, the plac...  more »
  • Will come to the old town of the magnetic device is to see the network to celebrate the night scene introduction said the magnetic device of ancient town has a light, is a good place to celebrate the night, hard to take a long time of the iron, and walked a lot of road, in the dark to go to the ancient town, and did not see any lights will be night, want to say that since coming to the ancient town to see, the original is to sell food, the house is the ancient house is not wrong, But the business atmosphere has evaporated the ancient meaning, there is a port, would like to say or may look at the long river night scene, but it is the Uruguayan opium opium a piece, back still lost the road, the point of the last class of iron, the network, the word, to burn check proof, not light letter.
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  • No visit to Chongqing is complete without a trip to Ciqikou. It consists of one main street lined with tourist shops, mainly food, but also trinkets, antiques and porcelain. The old buildings are quai...  more »
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • Amazingly well preserved old town. A must see.
  • 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.
  • 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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