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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  • I went to early morning because I had heard so many people (and about 10:00 30 arrival to say). Long was the time begins to open up, but hard to move in the afternoon were more and more people. Think crowded subway home from tourism here during the day, and turned in at a different place is recommended.
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  • This is a restored ancient town with a feeling of olden days China. There are many shops selling souvenirs, Chongqing delicacies, art and craft, tea houses. It’s a busy place full of tourists as well ...  more »
  • Went to the Chinese new year period because there would, anyway people were. When you think many eateries and souvenir shops, tourists can enjoy in traditional China town location is was just the Chinese. Seems not much mentioned in the guidebooks, but the subway from the city and the little diversion is recommended.
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  • A great place to literally shop an entire afternoon; if you can appreciate food and shops. It is full of fun things to see & eat. The shops will inflate prices by 50-75% so be ready to haggle. There is a fabulous Chinese Opera along with a meal for roughly ¥65 per person. I totally recommend it. Music, magic and show plus decent food. You'll love it!
  • Wonderful quaint old town. But there's are lots of hawkers for souvenirs. Being part of the Chongqing area it is pretty busy. But really loved it. Bought some new things for the folks back home.
  • Well, the smell from the carpark at the back of ciqikou was horrible. But after entering, i saw a huge variety of shops and i would definately spend an entire day there!
  • This was a quaint town in Ming Dynasty style, with cobbled streets and traditionally tiled buildings. One of the highlights of the trip, as we had quite a bit of time to ramble through the many shops hunting for souvenirs and snacks, practicing our bargaining skills! A must-see destination in Chongqing!
  • 越夜越美丽 liveband cafes, shops, local delights, cafes, bars unique shops, snacks, light food all in a uniquely antique china town. Be prepared to spend at least 2 hrs here! Or more if you like to people watch in one of the many bars and cafes.
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