This post was edited by moonshooter at 2014-8-28 21:14|
there is a very interesting place in Chongqing, it has the same name as a place in Beijing, called Ciqikou (Chinese: 磁器口; pinyin: Cíqìkǒu; literally “Porcelain Port”) . the place is an ancient town in the Shapingba District of Chongqing Municipality, People’s Republic of china, originally called Longyinzhen (Chinese: 龙隐镇; pinyinóngyǐnzhèn) was also known as Little Chongqing. According to an old Chinese proverb: “One flagstone road, and one thousand years’ Ciqikou”. The name of the town can be traced back to porcelain production during the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing Dynasties. Formerly a busy port located at the lower reaches of the Jialing River, a thousand years after its foundation the town remains a symbol and microcosm of old Chongqing
The place has 1000+ years history,According to historical records, Ciqikou was first built during the reign of Emperor Zhenzong of Song (r. 998—1004). It gained prominence during the Ming Dynasty as a commercial port and market town, shipping goods both by land and water. Reaching its climax during the end of the Qing Dynasty, the town has been described poetically: in Ciqikou, as “one thousand people greet each other during day … ten thousand lamps flicker at night”.
besides the beautiful scenery, you will have the opportunities to try the very best local hot spot.Chongqing is known for its wide variety of local food traditions, especially the the ubiquitous, spicy “hotpot”; while Ciqikou is one of the best-known places in Chongqing. Jiaoyan Peanut, Maoxuewang, and Qianzhangpi, called the three treasures of Ciqikou, as well as Douban fish, are the most popular.