The Ciqikou Ancient Town (old name Longyin Town) is located 14 kilometers to the west of Chongqing city. It used to be a very important water and land communication hub in the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911 A.D). Its history can be traced back for more than 1700 years.
There are 14 ancient stone slab streets flanked with houses, shops in traditional styles. Tea bars, the local artists´ studios and the Shu Embroidery workshops are three notable attractions there. There are more than a hundred tea bars with their own particular characteristics in such a small town. Here friends enjoy a chat or meet to discuss business. You will have opportunity to meet the locals and enjoy the unique folk opera in the tea bars.
When you visit Ciqikou Ancient Town where you will find the local residents dedicated to their traditional way of life, unaffected by modern influences to be found in the larger towns and cities. And you will also feel that have a visit to China is really a cultural experience. Above all, you will find a friendly welcome awaits you as the people of Ciqikou Ancient Town to share their special way of life with you for the duration of your visit.