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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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Well worth visiting even on a busy weekend

Ci Qi Kou is a great place to spend a few hours. Very easy to reach by metro in 20-30 mins from downtown Chongqing. The old streets were packed with people on a weekend late... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2015
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

After reading all the reviews I was a bit sceptical of going, but I absolutely love it there. It is one of the must things to do in Chongqing for any group or even as a solo traveller. I could spend hours just walking around!

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Albany, Australia
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 5 November 2015

We visited this site on a Monday and you couldn't swing a cat. Goodness knows what it would be like on the weekend! A ramble of about 1 km among the restored Old Town is detracted by the occupation of every building by traders. They vigorously push their wares of food and cloth oddments in your face. Fortunately we were... More 

Thank Dwetty
Klang, Malaysia
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110 reviews
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Reviewed 5 November 2015

Is a street selling mostly Hot pot and many type of food.crowded with people visiting this area. Beautiful building.

Thank Chinjoongonn123
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107 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 November 2015

Ci Qi Kou is a great place to spend a few hours. Very easy to reach by metro in 20-30 mins from downtown Chongqing. The old streets were packed with people on a weekend late morning, but this did not detract from the experience of looking through some of the interesting shops (including more variety and friendly than in other... More 

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Reviewed 25 October 2015

Once you enter the "village", the alleys serve as a lybrinth and force you to explore. If you are not prepared to do that, cross the road once you pass the entrance gateway. Enter the village from the alley way. Later you will reach the Main Alley and further down, you will reach the river side. Turn to the left... More 

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Xiamen, China
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Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

The best way to get to 磁器口 (Ciqikou) is by subway! Get off at Ciqikou station and than walk around 10-15 minutes to get there! You can hardly miss it as you will see the mass of people there! Unfortunately this place is also a major tourist spot so you don't really get the feeling about the ancient town! There... More 

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Reviewed 23 October 2015

I went to Ci Qi Kou because it's old and more people recommend. But it's not like what I heard and I thought. Worst is I went there in Chinese National week, which is a disaster. The streets were full of people and all the view is crowded people. The streets are old but the style is very similar to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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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 

Thank aychuen
Chengdu, China
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Reviewed 16 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 

Thank Colin A
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Reviewed 9 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.

Thank Charlie M

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