Located at the confluence of the Jialing and Yangtze rivers in interior China, Chongqing is one of the country’s largest municipalities (or cities) with a population of more than 32 million. Chongqing lies in a picturesque setting, surrounded by water and mountains. Chongqing’s climate is somewhat moist yet temperate. During the spring and fall seasons, the city often experiences a heavy fog, earning the nickname “the Capital of Fog.”
Chongqing offers visitors great natural beauty and cultural experiences. Many tourists come to see the fascinating Dazu Rock Carvings or to experience the famous Three Gorges on the Yangtze River, and the city provides much in the way of nightlife and fine dining.