About Chongqing

Chongqing, China, also known as the “Mountain City”, is a modern port city surrounded by beautiful natural wonders.

Time Zone

Chongqing’s time zone is China Standard Time (GMT/UCT+8)


Average daytime temperature: 28°C (82°F)

Average night temperature: 21°C (70°F).

The average humidity is 80%.


The currency in Chongqing is the Yuan.

**Since Yuan are rarely exchanged in most Western countries, exchange rates and fees may be high. It is recommended to acquire a small quantity in advance and to exchange money as needed in Chongqing. Money exchanges can be made at any Bank of China (BOC) branch.

Top Attractions

  • World class natural hot springs (*adjacent to the congress venue hotel)
  • Chongqing People Square / Chongqing People hall
  • Wulong Tiankeng Three Bridges
  • Ciqikou Old Town
  • People’s Liberation Monument
  • Loquat Mountain Park
  • Huguang Guild Hall
  • Fengdu Ghost City
  • Goose Neck Park
  • Chongqing Zoo
  • Huangjueping Graffiti Street

Getting Around

Chongqing’s transportation system is well developed.

  • Chongqing has 3 civil airports (including Jiangbei International Airport).
  • Its train system reaches all major capital cities in China (except Ningxia).
  • There are 6 major long-distance bus lines.
  • Thera are 6 subway lines operating in Chongqing.
  • 500+ city bus lines serve the city.
  • Taxis are available almost everywhere.

Chongqing Temple