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Chongqing Shopping Guide - Chongqing Folk Souvenir

The Chongqing Sail: it uses the honeysuckle silk process. During the Anti-Japanese war, the craftsman from different parts of China brought their own filament process to Chongqing, since then the filament process of Chongqing has formed an inclusive style. The Chongqing Sail is elaborated by Li Changyi - a master craftsman in the filament process of Chongqing who devoted himself to the development of the filament process of Chongqing. There is an old saying goes that it is easier to climb to the heaven than take the Sichuan Path and it is less dangerous to go through an impregnable pass than walk on the plank road. The transportation is difficult in Sichuan area in ancient times; the people there made the best use of the river and developed the shipping actively to promote their economic development; they also built plank road alongside the cliffs to communicate with the central plains. Their spirit of struggle against the nature made them a model for the successors. The Wumu Boat is the product of the struggle of Chongqing people. Here formed a unique Three Gorges culture; both the trackers and the work song of Three Gorges enjoy a good reputation in the world. "Heading to the sea in full sail, braving the wind and the waves and you will make a success eventually".

Rongchang Ceramics

Chongqing Shopping Guide - Local Specialties of Chongqing

Ceramic Handicrafts of Rongchang County:

The ceramic handicrafts of Rongchang County: the ceramic handicrafts of Rongchang County developed from the "coarse ceramics" in the Emperor Qianlong Period to the "clay ceramics" in the Emperor Xianfeng Period to the "colored glaze" in the Emperor Guangxu Period of the Qing Dynasty to the "glazed pottery". Its shape developed from the "Zengzi kiln" to the "Tong kiln" to the "ladder kiln", and the pine wood is the primary fuel. The glazing of the ceramics inherited the way of decoration in the Tang Dynasty and the Song Dynasty and also developed many new ways of glazing. The clay be adopted to make the ceramic is delicate, dense, flexible and can be well sintered. Ceramic handicrafts made by this kind of clay could make a delightful sound, and looks beautiful and sophisticated. It is also characterized by a smooth, bright and shiny surface. It is not only beautiful but also practical.

Jiangjin Wine:

The Jiangjin Wine is produced in the Jiangjin County of Chongqing. The first step in the procedure for making the wine is to steep the sorghum in boiling water, then steam and cool them. The second step is saccharificate the cool sorghum, then ferment and distills in a certain time and certain temperature. The last step is the mixing, inspection and bottling of the wine. The whole process meets three requirements-homogeneity, clarity and appropriateness. The wine tastes clean, mellow, and has a persistent aroma.

Business Street of Ciqikou

Chongqing Shopping Guide - Business Street and Department Store of Chongqing.

Business street of Ming and Qing Dynasties of Ciqikou

The business street of Ming and Qing Dynasties of Ciqikou located in the east of Maanshan Mountain- the center of Ciqikou. It backs on to the protected historical streets approved by the State Council and looks to the Fenghuang Mountain. The Qingshui Brook surrounded the street like a jade belt. The 32- meter wide riverside boulevard goes through the street. It is just 3 kilometers away from the center of the Shapingba District, and 10 kilometers away from downtown Chongqing. The transportation here is very convenient since it's the place where the Shapingba-Ciqikou Road, the Shabin Road, the Citong Road and the Shapingba-Beibei Road meet.

The buildings in the business street of Ming and Qing Dynasties of Ciqikou are built in the style of architecture of Ming and Qing Dynasties. It is a comprehensive business street integrates food, recreation, and strong cultural content. It covers an area of 20288 square meters and total construction area is 15803 square meters. The buildings here are 2-4 floors, and the 1-2 floors are commercial shops. The floor area ratio and the green space ratio is 77 percent and 27.58 percent respectively. It is rated among the main tasks of planning and the ten projects of the west development of Shapingba District by the people's government of Shapingba District. It is also be approved as the most important one in the protective exploiting projects.

Parkson Shopping Center of Chongqing

The Parkson Shopping Center entered in China's retail market in 1994, and opened its first department store in the inner street of Fuxingmen,Beijing. It targeted at middle-to-high grade consumer groups. The Parkson is one of the earliest foreign chain enterprises which run the department stores in China. Now it is one of the biggest among the enterprises which run the department stores in China. It has the broadest marketing net which covers 26 main cities in 18 provinces.

Address: NO.77 Second Changjiang Road in Daping, Yuzhong District

Jiefangbei Shopping Center

The Jiefangbei shopping district is the busiest commercial and economical district, and is also the symbol of the economic boom of Chongqing. Jiefangbei Business Street is the best place for entertainment, shopping and recreation. This famous shopping district centers on the Jiefangbei Commercial Pedestrian Street, the department stores, shops, banks, theaters, book stores, hotels and restaurants standing on both sides of the street.

Three Gorges Antique City

Chongqing Shopping Guide - Antiques Market

Three Gorges Antique City

The Three Gorges Antique City is next to the Chongqing People's Auditorium, and lies opposite the new Three Gorges Museum. It covers an area of 8600 square meters, and is the only professional antique city in Chongqing. It mainly deals with ancient porcelains, antique furniture, ancient coins, ancient calligraphic works and paintings, sculptures, and local special goods. Three are 6 trading areas- the ancient porcelains trading area, the ancient coins trading area, the antique furniture trading area, the ancient calligraphic works and paintings trading area, the sculptures trading area and the local special goods trading area. The Three Gorges Antique City is the biggest among the 40 antique cities; its hardware and its decoration level also tops in the country.

The Three Gorges Antique City is an important part of the Taigu Square invested by Chongqing Jiangzhou Industry. The Three Gorges Antique City is the only professional antique city approved by the Bureau of Cultural Relics of Chongqing. The open of the antique city fill the gap of the history since there is no such kind of antique market before.

Address: the Auditorium Station of Renmin Road (The Taigu Square), Yuzhong District.