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Mountain City

Located in Southwest China, on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, Chongqing is a thriving port city surrounded by a lush mountainous landscape. One of the most populous cities in China, it pulsates with many distinct energies, combining a dynamic business centre with a lively nightlife and the bustling riverfront, embraced by a rich cultural heritage built up over 3,000 years of history. Chongqing is also a great base to explore the region’s stunning scenery and natural wonders, such as the world-famous Three Gorges.

Chongqing, China
Time Zone
GMT +8:00

Getting Around

Regent Chongqing


For guests arriving by air, we can provide airport transfers to/from Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (30 mins by car). 

Our hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of many of the city’s main tourist attractions. Chongqing’s excellent subway and taxi services also make it easy to explore the city and further afield. And should you wish to arrive at a business meeting in style, our hotel limousine is at your service. 

Things to Do

Sights & Activities
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Chongqing Grand Theatre

Architectural masterpiece

Well-designed to resemble a ship sailing along the Yangtze, this modern performing arts theatre overlooking the river is a dazzling sight at night. 

15 mins walk

Chongqing Zoo

Home to rare species

Enjoy a day at the zoo where the Giant Pandas are the stars among a rich variety of animals, in a lush setting of hills and waterfalls. 

33 mins drive


Ancient town

Dating back 1,700 years, Ciqikou is Chongqing’s oldest and well preserved township, set on the banks of the Jialing River. 

30 mins drive

Dazu Rock Carvings

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Marvel at these magnificent carvings and over 50,000 religious sculptures carved into the stone cliffs of Dazu, dating back to the 7th century.

2 hours drive

Great Hall of Chongqing

66,000 sqm complex

One of the largest public halls in China, built in the 1950s as an auditorium for receiving important guests.

12 mins drive


Scenic shopping

Take the subway across the river to this ancient district built on the hillside, an excellent place to sample local delicacies, shop for handicrafts, and enjoy tea in one its hidden cafés. 

5 mins by subway

Jiefangbei & Guanyinqiao

Entertainment central

This lively pedestrianized street is a veritable shoppers’ paradise with shops of every size and persuasion, from upscale malls to chain stores, from traditional Chinese artisan shops to trendy boutiques.

10 mins drive

Port Chaotianmen

River life

A commercial port with a long history, Chaotianmen offers an incredible sense of life on the river at the point where the Yangtze River and Jialing River meet.

15 mins drive

Three Gorges Museum

Natural and cultural heritage

The museum exhibits cultural artefacts related to the Three Gorges and serves to preserve the history of Chongqing.  

15 mins drive

Wansheng Heishan Valley Tourism Area

Protected scenic spot

Escape to this unspoilt haven of deep valleys, dense forests, caves, rivers and waterfalls, inhabited by a wonderful variety of wildlife.

2.5 hours drive

Wulong Fairy Mountain

National forest park

Part of the Wuling Mountain Range in eastern Chongqing, the park is famed as the “Switzerland of the East” for its charming highland scenery, where scenes from the Hollywood movie “Transformers 4” were filmed. 

3 hours drive

Yangtze River Cableway

Bird’s-eye views

Take in the full beauty of the city and its scenic surroundings as you sail over the Yangtze in a cable car. 

11 mins drive

Yangtze River Cruise

Unforgettable journeys

Cruise along this great river, taking in the most stunning views imaginable as you travel through the Three Gorges, the Three Gorges Dam and other incredible sights. 

3 days (back and forth)