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Ci Qi Kou (Porcelain Village)

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Address: 14 km W of Chongqing, Chongqing 400030, China
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USD 79.00*
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Full-Day Private Tour of Chongqing Highlights
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Private Chongqing Day Tour to Ciqikou and Three Gorges Museum plus Shopping...
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One-Day Tour: Classic Chongqing

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Nice excape from the city

I've been to Ci Qi Kou 4 or 5 times; this last time was the only disappointment as much of it is under construction all of a sudden. Add in a steady rain and the usual crowds and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 September 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

I've been to Ci Qi Kou 4 or 5 times; this last time was the only disappointment as much of it is under construction all of a sudden. Add in a steady rain and the usual crowds and it was not as enjoyable as previous trips. Saying that, it's a nice break from the city and I've always been able... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to spend an hour or two or even more.Catch metro line 1 from city only 5 yuan.Get off at "Ci Qi Kou" station.(its in english in the train) There are plenty of cheap food stalls with a mountain of variety.There are loads of stuff to buy at very reasonable prices for a tourist trap.There are... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

Easy access from the Metro Line 1 Ciqikou station. On my Saturday afternoon visit it was very busy with both local and international visitors. On one street it was so crowded it was grid-locked. It;s very touristy, but still interesting with lots of old buildings to see & many shops selling the usual tourist paraphernalia. Some of the areas are... More 

Thank ADB000
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

I love this area of Chongqing. Here you can find everything you want and lots of things you cannot imagine!

1 Thank deia1104
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

China is generating its own tourists in bigger and bigger numbers. Went to this spot with business host and Chongqing local, who was very proud of it and the products and processes that it shows. It was a hot day and full of people - but very interesting as a foreigner to see foods being made (original "theatre of shopping"... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

I found this old town to be quite disappointing in comparison to the others I've seen in China. There weren't as many attractions to look at as I had expected and it just seemed to be snack shops and stores selling the same tacky touristy stuff. I think you can easily miss this stop and save your old town experience... More 

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Beijing, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

Ciqikou has been a famous little town, and I have been here several decades ago, as a kid. But when tourism has become a profitable business in China, many things have gone bad. Antiquated houses were torn down, giving way to newly-built shops. Locals moved away, receiving a good rent from the business people who now occupy all the facades.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

A place visitors must go! a lot to see, eat and shop! location is a bit far from city center but definitely worthy of visiting. There are a lof of small coffee shop inside this ancient town where one can sit and relax after long walk...

2 Thank sumkai
England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

This dates back to Ming and Qing dynasties, it is fascinating to see how people lived and how they went about their every day lives, and to find out that some of them had only been relocated in this century, into modern houses with water and electricity. The guide we had wad very informative, the souvenir shop has some beautiful... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

This ancient village is located on the bank of Jialingjiang River. It gives a good reflect of what Chongqing had been like in the distant past. Most of the construction is of bamboo and timber and date from the Ming and Qing Dynasties but still well preserved.

1 Thank Grace F

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