Chongqing

ChongqingChongqing is a major city in southwest China. Administratively, it is one of China’s four direct-controlled municipalities (the other three are Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin), and the only such municipality in China located far away from the coast.Chongqing has a significant history and culture and serves as the economic center of the upstream Yangtze basin. It is a major manufacturing center and transportation hub; a July 2012 report by the Economist Intelligence Unit described it as one of China’s “30 emerging mega cities”.

Climate

It has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cwa/Cfa) similar to Shanghai, and for most of the year experiences very wet conditions. Known as one of the “Three Furnaces” of the Yangtze River, along with Wuhan and Nanjing, its summers are long and among the hottest in China, with highs of 33 to 34 °C (91 to 93 °F) in July and August in the urban area.[44] Winters are short and somewhat mild, but damp and overcast.

Foreign Banks

i. HSBC Bank
ii.BEA China
iii. Standard Chartered Bank

Hospitals

• Global Doctor Chongqing Clinic
Room701,Business Tower,Hilton Chongqing,No.139,Zhong Shan San Lu,
Yu Zhong District,  40015,P.R.C
Tel +86-23-89038837
• Jinshan International Hospital
39 Yuanyang Lake, Yubei Economic Development Zone,
Tel + 023 65659393 / 023-966955
• Chongqing emergency medical Centre (No.4 Peoples hospital)
Jiankang Rd, Yuzhong Qu, Chongqing Shi, China, 400065
Tel +86 23 6386 2362
• Number One Hospital (affiliated to the Chongqing Medical University)
#1 Jialing Cun, Jiangbei Districrt
Tel: 67862373
• Chongqing Red Cross Hospital
168 Hai’er Rd, Jiangbei Qu, Chongqing Shi, China, 400023
Tel +86 23 6763 6763

Major Industries

It is one of the old industrial bases of China and dominated by heavy industry. It is a major automobiles, military, iron & steel and aluminum industry center in China. Other industries are
Communication and electronic equipment ; Railway, ship and other transport equipment; Electrical machinery and equipment; Raw chemical materials and chemical products and processing of food from agricultural products.

Emergency numbers:

Police: 110
Fire: 119
Telephone Numbers: 114
Weather: 121
Municipal First-Aid Center: 120
Tourist Complaints Hotline: 63705525
Chongqing Municipal Government Tourism Bureau:
Tel: 63712218
Fax: 63712258
Hospitals
Chongqing No.1 People’s Hospital: 67862373
Chongqing Red Cross Hospital: 68822353
Transportation
Railway Enquiry: 63862607
Airline Enquiry (Domestic): 67853191; (International): 067856170
Passenger Boat Enquiry: 63841342

Places to visit

• Chongqing Zoo
• Chaotianmen Dock
• Hongya Cave
• Jiefangbei CBD
• People’s Liberation Monument
• People’s Assembly Hall
• China Three Gorges Museum
• Jinfo Mountain
• Northern Hot Springs Park
• Shenlong George
• Simian Mountain
• Southern Hot Spring Park
• Wansheng Stone Forest
• Wulong Karst
• Youyang Taohuayuan Scenic Area

Temples

• Yunyang Zhangfei Temple
• Arhat Temple
• Luóhàn Temple
• Tao Temple
• Yunyang Zhangfei Temple
• Qixia Temple
• Baidi Temple

How to reach

• By Air:
i. Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport: About 21 kilometers (13 mi) northeast of Chongqing in Lianglu Town, Yubei District and served by international flights from Bangkok, Doha, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and domestic cities including: Beijing, Changchun, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Jinan, Jinjiang, Jiuzhaigou, Kunming, Lhasa, Panzhihua, Nanjing, Nanning, Ningbo, Sanya, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi’an, Yichang, Zhengzhou, and Zhuhai.

• By train
There are three major train stations in Chongqing:
i. Chongqing Station: Original station closest to the centre of Chongqing handles many long distance trains from many destinations across China. Some services are being transferred to Chongqing North Station, due to planned redevelopment of the station.
ii. Chongqing North Station: Recently developed station handling high speed services to/from Chengdu. Many long distance trains to many other cities in China depart and arrive here.
iii. Chongqing West Station: Limited services to local destination and eastern Sichuan province. Quite useful for trips from nearby destinations such as Guiyang or Dazhou.

Indian Restaurants

• Bollywood Kitchen [Guan Yin Qiao Pedestrian St. | No.12, 6F, Xing Tian Square, Chongqing, China /
+86 185 2313 2445]

• Gagar Indian Restaurant [5th Floor, New World Shopping Center, No.73, East Jianxin Road, Jiangbei District]
• Cacaja Indian Restaurant [No.36 to 38, Xinnan Road, Xinpaifang, Jiangbei District]

 

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