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  Chongqing, the city located in the southwest area of China, called Ba and Yu in short, is also known as Ba-Yu, Yudu City, Mountain City, Bridge City and Fog City by the people. Chongqing is more than a municipality directly under the Central Government of the People's Republic of China, it’s also a national center city, a mega-city, a world hot spring capital, the economic center, financial center, and innovation center in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River. These years, the State Council has positioned Chongqing as an international metropolis with center of politics, culture, technology, education and art. It is an integrated transport hub of water, land and air in the midwest area of China.

    
  Chongqing is a famous historical and cultural city in China. Over the history of more than 3000 years, it has created its Ba-Yu culture brightly and particularly. In the sixteenth year of Song Chun Xi's reign (Emperor Zhao Shen, also known as Emperor XiaoZong’s third and last reign title), Zhao Dun (Zhao Shen’s son, also known as Emperor GuangZong) first accepted the investiture as the Prince of Gong (the prince be responsible for the Gongzhou City), and few years later he ascended the throne, then claimed himself as ShuangChongXiQing (which means double happy events in Chinese). At the same time, he promoted the rank of Gongzhou City and named it as Chongqing (short for the ShuangChongXiQing), that is why we call the city Chongqing today.

    
  Chongqing is known as the Chinese Hot-pot Capital, the World Hot Spring Capital and the famous exhibition city of China. It has become the capital of the land for three times and has been established to a major city for four times. During World War II, it was the wartime capital of the Republic of China and the Far East Command Center of the World Anti-Fascist War. In 1997, it was restored to a municipality.

  The night view of Chongqing was once listed as one of the three best urban night views in the world, known as the Million-dollar Night View. The best place for people to overlook this beautiful scene is Yikeshu Sightseeing Stand, Nanshan Mountain. The sightseeing stand has a high terrain and a wide field of vision. From Yikeshu, you can enjoy a city of stars over Yuzhong Peninsula. What’s more? It is also a wonderland for photographers. Every evening, you can see both diamonds drifting in the sky and people crowding on the platform, which means photography fans have to take their machines and come here early to occupy the best position.