Shangbang Daisi Hotel
Travel Blogs from Chongqing
... day in Chongqing having taken in the riverbank scenery en route. Could not help but think of all the refugees taking the very same route during The War of Resistance (1937-1945). All crowded on boats and being bombed by the Japanese. Arriving in Chongqing we visited an ancestral hall. I loved this. It was specifically for people coming from outside the city to have a place they could go to for support from like minded people. A native place ...
... on the executive deck, instead of the main dining room. That is a nice accommodation for us OAT passengers. According to our guide, with so many Chinese tourists on board, when the dining room opens they all charge in, jostling for food. This is part of the culture of always being first. Our meals will still be buffet, but we will be sharing the eating area with about 50 people.
It is almost time to head down the ...
... the same thing for 50, so he bought another. At the next two
tables they offered them for 40 and then 30!! Seems to be quite a markup here!
This is a smaller town of only 10,000 people but it had originally been located
at the foot of the temple. Every year it flooded out with the spring and summer
rains. To solve that, they moved the town to higher ground, but could not move
the temple, so they built a coffer dam around ...
We docked around 9 am this morning in Chongqing and then took a private vehicle to the train station. Compared to some of the other stations we had been in, this one was cleaner and the people seemed to push a lot less. The train we got on was a bullet train and only took about 2 hours to Chengdu. After transferring to our hotel, we went for a bit of a walk around the town. We ended up in one of the ...
... when travelling abroad that you must try since it is so different from what you would experience back home. I encourage any visitor to Chong Qing to head out to a restaurant serving the Hot Pot meal Chong Qing is known for. you will not regret it. Just make sure you only put in as much spice as you can handle. They are not joking when they titled this meal "Hot Pot."
After the Hot Pot meal, i was ready to walk around and ...
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