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Ciqikou (Porcelain Port)

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“ci qi kou”(21 reviews)
“the main street”(20 reviews)
“ancient town”(30 reviews)
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| 14 km W of Chongqing, Chongqing 400030, China
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 April 2010

A short (25RMB) taxi ride from Chongqing Hilton takes you to Ci Qi Kou. We were there on a Saturday morning and it was thronged with Chinese visitors, but thankfully no tour groups. The area is pedestrian only. The main street is clearly reconstructed and...More

8  Thank paul6111
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 May 2013

I felt that we were taken to this area to kill time while waiting to board our ship for a cruise down the Yangtze River, so maybe I did not give it enough of a look. But every town we had visited had these type...More

2  Thank DonandVonAustin
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All reviews ci qi kou the main street ancient town narrow streets the river local snacks shops selling street food domestic tourists tourist spot qing dynasties worth a visit metro station hotpot hot pot walk around shopping area
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Reviewed today

When we visited this area it was so crowded that we were pushed and shoved in all directions. There was a lot of colourful street food on display but as an unpleasant smell pervaded throughout we were glad to get out.

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went there by subway on a Sunday. It was lively and crowded. Many stores selling snacks and food.

Thank M L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is very nice. It's easy to get there by public transport or taxi. Even i visited it on Wednesday it was full of people. It did not change my view on it. Old architecture and smell of The Hot Pot on every corner...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have to try all the traditional food of ChongQing here, so many shops... You have to spend a whole day here, check out any shop with a long queue, they surely have something you need to try. I bought those Mahua snack, spent half an...More

Thank lastflydragon
Reviewed 1 week ago

mostly touristy attraction, not authentic by rebuilt by new China to attract $$$. This is a tourist trap to avoid if you have this option

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 hours at Ciqikou, longer than planned, enjoying the crowds, craziness, and hustle-bustle. It's a very large place. Some of the food being sold is actually quite good, including the grilled octopus on a stick, and Beggar's Chicken (cooked in a clay container...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I spent two hours walking the busy (pedestrianised) streets of the Old Town. It is fun, with hustle, bustle and selling galore. There is plenty of street food and drinks. Many of the vendors dress up in period costume. Just walk around...More

1  Thank StephenGlobeTrotter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went on a Sunday by MTR in mid October. The streets were packed with people,mostly young couples.There were a lot of food stalls selling various snacks food. There were also some fun activities like making wishes, hair decor and music performance.There were little conservation...More

Thank kingmak
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Visited on wet day in China's holiday week so very busy and one had to watch out for eyes being poked out by umbrellas. However would not have missed it, lovely 'old' buildings, entertaining street traders and coffee shops etc. The temple in the middle...More

Thank olddht
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

My colleague and I visited this as it was accessible by metro. The directions were well signposted and though busy it was quite easy to find quiet space. The wares on sale were the usual tourist tat but we did find a few interesting pieces....More

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