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Ci Qi Kou (Porcelain Village), Chongqing
(3.8/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Ci Qi Kou (Porcelain Village) part of your personalized Chongqing itinerary using our Chongqing trip itinerary planner.
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  • A must to go place whenever I have a friend or family visits in CQ. Great place to buy souvenir, plenty shops and of course they have the street food vendors. Now they also have some kind of theatrica...  more »
  • Effectively a long shopping street, houses are old and beautiful. there is a real village if you step away from the main drag. extremely crowded - elbow to elbow with others on a a Wednesday midday 
  • I went to the weekend picks but lots of people washed up on a lot of food but also the street is open, there are many things to see on a weekday me would go
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  • 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.
  • This is an amazing place. Love the layout of the entire village.
  • Good place with traditional environment
  • Nice place for buying souvenirs and postcards. A little bit expensive.
  • It's a nice place, but just too many people on holidays.