When you search on Baidu Maps for tourist sites in Chongqing, you can scroll down and find where any particular location ranks in terms of popularity.
I have to admit I’m not quite sure on the exact criteria at play, as some places I would expect don’t feature, many are national parks outside the city, while others rate highly despite relatively fewer visitors.
Nevertheless, all of the attractions are worth visiting at least once if you are new to Chongqing, depending somewhat on your level of mobility, as some involve a prolonged trip well out of town.
Having browsed through the list, there are only a couple of destinations I am yet to visit, so it’s a realistic endeavour to one day cover them all in this blog, unlike exhausting the twin cities of Chongqing, which are scattered across all corners of the world, requiring hefty budgets and lashings of unavailable time.
So, without much ado, here is the top 30 tourist attractions in order of popularity. I’ll attach a link for those I have already covered in blog posts.
1. Hongyadong 洪崖洞
2. Ciqikou Ancient Town 磁器口
3. Wansheng Menghuan Aotaoji ‘Dream Ordovician’ Park 万盛奥陶纪梦幻公园
4. Chongqing Zoo 重庆动物园
5. Baguo Cheng 巴国城
6. Chongqing Happy Valley 重庆欢乐谷
7. Central Park 中央公园
8. Three Gorges Museum 三峡博物馆
9. Nanshan ‘South Mountain’ Scenic Area 南山风景区
10. Chongqing Expo Gardens 重庆园博园
11. Testbed 2 二厂文创公园
12. Jinfo ‘Golden Buddha’ Mountain 金佛山国家重点风景名胜区
13. Zhaomushan Forest Park 照母山森林公园
14. Geleshan Forest Park 歌乐山森林公园
15. Tiankengdifeng National Geological Park 天坑地缝国家地质公园
16. Heshangu ‘Black Mountain Valley’ Ecological Scenic Park 黑山谷原始生态风景区
17. Liberation Monument 人民解放纪念碑
18. Huashengyuan Dream Kingdom 华生园金色蛋糕梦幻王国
19. Eling Park 鹅岭公园
20. Simianshan National Scenic Park 四面山国家级风景名胜区
21. Tieshanping Forest Park 铁山坪森林公园
22. Youyang Taohuayuan ‘Cherry Blossom’ Scenic Area 酉阳桃花源景区
23. Tuya Yitiaojie ‘Graffiti Street.’ 涂鸦一条街
24. Changshou Lake 长寿湖
25. Huguang Pavillion 湖广会馆
26. Fengxiang Lake Children’s Park 枫香湖儿童公园
27. Longgang Scenic Park 龙缸景区
29. Hong-en-si Forest Park 鸿恩寺森林公园
30. Jinyuan Fangte ‘Sci-fi’ Theme Park 金源方特科幻公园
The following photographs are in order of the list above.