Chongqing, also known as the mountain city, is a mega city in southwest China, an economic center in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, and one of the four municipalities directly under the Central Government. The total area is more than 80000 square kilometers, and the permanent population is more than 30 million.
The terrain of Chongqing is gradually lowered from north to south to the Yangtze River valley. The northwest and middle are dominated by hills and low mountains, and the southeast is adjacent to Daba Mountain and Wuling Mountain, two big mountains, with many slopes. Chongqing is known as a “mountain city”. The overall terrain is high in the southeast and northeast, low in the middle and west, and gradually decreases from north to south in the Yangtze River valley.
Chongqing has a subtropical monsoon humid climate, with an annual average relative humidity of 70%~80%. It is a high humid area in China. Due to the dual effects of terrain and climate, Chongqing is also known as the “Fog City”.
The main rivers in Chongqing include the Yangtze River, Jialing River, Wujiang River and Fujiang River. The main stream of the Yangtze River runs across the whole territory from west to east, with a length of 665 kilometers, crossing the three anticlines of Wushan Mountain, forming the famous Qutang Gorge, Wuxia Gorge and Xiling Gorge in Hubei Province, namely the world-famous Three Gorges of the Yangtze River; The Jialing River flows from the northwest into the Yangtze River in Yuzhong District, and the Wujiang River flows into the Yangtze River in Fuling District. There are Libi Gorge, Wentang Gorge, and Guanyin Gorge, namely the Small Three Gorges of the Jialing River.
Chongqing is rich in animal and plant resources. It is one of the important producing areas of traditional Chinese medicine in China. Wild and artificially cultivated traditional Chinese medicine grows in large mountainous areas. The output of Coptis chinensis in Shizhu County ranks first in China, and it is the famous “hometown of Coptis chinensis”.
Chongqing Bayu culture is one of the most distinctive national cultures in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River. Bayu culture refers to the regional culture formed in the historical development of Ba nationality and Ba state. The Ba people have always lived in the mountains and rivers. With the influence of nature and the dangerous environment, they have developed a kind of tenacity, tenacity and fierce character. Therefore, the Ba people are famous for their bravery and fighting ability.
Chongqing cuisine is mainly Sichuan cuisine, and likes spicy taste. Chongqing is also one of the cradles of hotpot, which is known as the “hotpot capital of China”.
Famous tourist attractions in Chongqing: Wushan Small Three Gorges, Baidicheng Scenic Area, Fengdu Ghost City, Dazu Stone Carvings, Simian Mountain, Wulong Karst Tourist Area, etc.
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