Administrative divisions and Tourism of Chongqing
Chongqing Municipality is divided into 40 county-level subdivisions, consisting of nineteen districts, seventeen counties, and four autonomous counties.
The urban area of Chongqing proper includes the following districts: Yuzhong district , Nan’an district, Jiangbei district, Shapingba district, Jiulongpo district and Dadukou district .
Chongqing and surrounding areas are full of tourism resources. The most famous is the Three Gorges, a scenic area along Yangtze River (Changjiang River). The 200-km long area is the most visited canyon in China. Besides its gorgeous natural scene, it is also a culturally rich area. Other tourism sites include Dazu Rock Carvings, mainly Buddhist themes, it was carved from the Tang Dynasty.
City sightseeing is also part of Chongqing tourism, with historic World War II sites located in the metropolitan area. Outside the city, Fishing Town marks where the Mongol prince Mongke Khan was defeated in 1259. The People’s Liberation Monument is located in the center of ChongQing city, and it attracts a lot of tourists. Red Rock Village Museum is the home of Communist Party Leaders Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai stayed there for negotiation with Kuomintang on coalition between two parties.
In 2005, Chinese tourism authorities started a project to build a "women’s town" in the Shuangqiao district of Chongqing municipality as a tourist attraction. The motto of Longshuihu village is "women never make mistakes, and men can never refuse women’s requests." The project is expected to be completed in 2008-2010.
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