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Ci Qi Kou (Porcelain Village)

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Address: 14 km W of Chongqing, Chongqing 400030, China
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磁器口老街

磁器口老街 is filled with traditional food, street foods, games, souvenir and one of the more fun places to visit in 重庆. pretty hot and crowded and many repeating stores. some stores... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

磁器口老街 is filled with traditional food, street foods, games, souvenir and one of the more fun places to visit in 重庆. pretty hot and crowded and many repeating stores. some stores are cheaper inside. Famous goodies is 麻花, you will definitely see some "twisted biscuit" people are eating, in chongqing, there is a special spicy flavour you cannot find elsewhere.... More 

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Chengdu, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

Highly rated by many others but for me it was a big disappointment. The sheer volume of people, busy even for China, meant walking from A to B was an ordeal. Much of it was a building site at the time I went and the noise of construction along with the numbers of people made this a hectic waste of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

One of the best experiences I've had in Chongqing was visiting Ciqikou on a warm day. The visual scene of the market is pretty amazing, and there are a lot of cool things to explore inside. I definitely recommend this place.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Yes it's recreated, but who would notice that? It's pretty authentic, it's fun, relaxed, and plenty to see. Go around dusk as the lights come on. Lots of options to eat, even a part of it with very quaint bars for young people to chill out. Go and enjoy!

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Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

I've been to Ci Qi Kou 4 or 5 times; this last time was the only disappointment as much of it is under construction all of a sudden. Add in a steady rain and the usual crowds and it was not as enjoyable as previous trips. Saying that, it's a nice break from the city and I've always been able... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to spend an hour or two or even more.Catch metro line 1 from city only 5 yuan.Get off at "Ci Qi Kou" station.(its in english in the train) There are plenty of cheap food stalls with a mountain of variety.There are loads of stuff to buy at very reasonable prices for a tourist trap.There are... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

Easy access from the Metro Line 1 Ciqikou station. On my Saturday afternoon visit it was very busy with both local and international visitors. On one street it was so crowded it was grid-locked. It;s very touristy, but still interesting with lots of old buildings to see & many shops selling the usual tourist paraphernalia. Some of the areas are... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

I love this area of Chongqing. Here you can find everything you want and lots of things you cannot imagine!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

China is generating its own tourists in bigger and bigger numbers. Went to this spot with business host and Chongqing local, who was very proud of it and the products and processes that it shows. It was a hot day and full of people - but very interesting as a foreigner to see foods being made (original "theatre of shopping"... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

I found this old town to be quite disappointing in comparison to the others I've seen in China. There weren't as many attractions to look at as I had expected and it just seemed to be snack shops and stores selling the same tacky touristy stuff. I think you can easily miss this stop and save your old town experience... More 

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