Huangjueya Old Street Restoration

As Chongqing continues to revive its many vestiges of cultural heritage that had descended into virtual anonymity, the latest addition to the rapidly expanding tourist trail is Huangjueya Old Street, a once bustling epicentre of diplomatic and commercial activity that branches from the main drag upon Nanshan Mountain. Word about this 350 million yuan restoration … Continue reading Huangjueya Old Street Restoration

The Grand Theatre

The Chongqing Grand Theatre重庆大剧院 is virtually at the tip of the Jiangbeizui peninsula, a piece of land that accosts the convergence point of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers. As a small anecdote, many Chinese refer to the Yangtze erroneously as the 'Long River.' Indeed, the most widely used name is 'Chang jiang长江, that literally means … Continue reading The Grand Theatre

KTV booths 卡拉OK屋

Over the last two years or so, a new craze has swept over the country, and Chongqing is certainly no exception. The traditional karaoke club scene has been incredibly popular for generations now, but the industry has recently seen a new development, that of small private karaoke booths strategically located in a variety public areas. … Continue reading KTV booths 卡拉OK屋

Chongqing Sichuanese Opera House 重庆川剧院

For years, tucked away in a corner of Gumufeng Intersection 古木峰立交 is the conspicuous Sichuanese Opera Theatre I have driven past on an almost daily basis. Despite its size and grandeur, there is never any publicity on events, and I don't recall ever noticing many people exploring the grounds outside. Finally, my blog has inspired … Continue reading Chongqing Sichuanese Opera House 重庆川剧院