at the junction of the Changjiang (Yangtze) River and Jialing River
in the southeastern part of Sichuan
Basin, Chongqing is the newly established municipality directly
under the Central Government, and the largest industrial city in
Southwest China . It is also the hub of communications and famous tourist
destination of that area.The city borders on Hubei,
Sichuan and Shaanxi
Provinces. Area: about 82400 km'.
has an uneven terrain consisting of mountainous areas, hilly lands
and basins, with the Changjiang River flowing through it from west
enjoys a subtropic humid monsoon climate. Affected by its particular
terrain, the temperature is higher than that of the areas in the
middle and lower reaches of the Changjiang River. The annual mean
temperature is 13 - 18C', but the highest temperature can reach
endowed by nature, it possesses a great number of famous scenic
spots and historic sites. Three Gorges of the Changjiang River,
Mt. Jinyun, Mt.Simian are the national major famous scenic areas.
Moreover, Baiheliang Stone Fish Inscriptions in Fuling, "The
Capital of Hell",Dazu Stone Inscriptions,Taibai Crag in Wanzhou,
the Lesser Three Gorges
of the Daning River, etc, are all well-known scenic sites.
pickled mustard greens, pomelo in Liangping and bamboo woven articles
in Dazu, etc, are all famous specialities in Chongqing.