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Ciqikou Ancient Town

Ciqikou Ancient Town Profile
Ciqikou Ancient Town is an ancient village covering an area of roughly 1.2 square kilometers. Moreover, it has been listed as a cultural site under the state¡¯s protection.

Ciqikou Ancient Town stands along the Jialing River, 14 km to the west of Chongqing.

Why got its this name
Since the porcelain industry played a vital role during its history, thus the village was renamed Ciqikou Ancient Town at last.

History of Ciqikou Town
The history of Ciqikou Ancient Town can date back to over 1,700 years ago. Originally called Long Yin, it was a famous place for the production of porcelain during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Till now, more than 20 old kiln sites have been excavated in the village.
Besides, this was also a major supply post for shipping.

There¡¯re 3 outstanding attractions in the village namely the tea bars, the Shu Embroidery workshops as well as the artists¡¯ studios.
Over 100 tea bars own their unique features. Here, you can meet your friends and know something about the local folk opera.
In the studios, you will have the chance to appreciate the local artists¡¯ great works. You must be impressed by the works as well as the exquisite technique of the artists.
Moreover, you should never forget to visit the Shu Embroidery Workshop. The craft produced there enjoys a great fame across China and must feast on your eyes.
In addition, you can also have a tour of the local houses mostly from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. During this period, many works of Chinese architecture were created. Many buildings here are made of bamboos and timbers. Blue pillars and bricks will show you a totally fresh feeling.

Tourists can take bus No. 202, 220, 237, 467, 503, 808 and 843 to get there.

Admission fee
Tourists are free of charge to pay a visit to the village.

It¡¯s open to the public from 8:00 to 17:00.

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