Hello Visitor, This Is My Name Card

Matching each county and district with one characteristic, varying from special food, landscape, to commercial district.

1th December 2017

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What’s your choice if picking only one represents Chongqing? Too tough for me, in any case. Glamour of this city isn’t a one word description. November 29, Chongqing Urban Planning Bureau along with Chongqing Geographic Information Center officially published Chongqing Name Cards Map, matching each county and district with one characteristic, varying from special food, landscape, to commercial district.

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Regardless of peculiar landscape, original culture or original dishes, they all stand for one specific district feature. Here’s several name cards:

1.Ciqikou Ancient Town

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Ciqikou was first built in Song Dynasty and became prosperous during the Republican period. Located beside the Jialing River, Ciqikou was a crowded busy port with merchants and peddlers, so it was called “little Chongqing”.

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Duck blood curb in chili sauce, bean curb sheets, peanuts with pepper and salt are just three specialties to be found. Handmade fried dough twist or Mahua, also makes a good gift for family. “Chenmahua” is the most famous.

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2.Taohuayuan (Peach Blossom Garden)

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It is a 5A scenic area in Youyang County, 360 kms from downtown. Taohuayuan is constructed in the style of “Paradise” described in the “Travel of the Peach Blossom Garden” by Tao Yuanming and is an ideal destination in spring.

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3.Diaoyu Fortress

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It is one of the great battlefields of China. It’s on Diaoyu Mountain in Hechuan District, 60 kms from downtown. Its claim to fame is as the site where locals resisted the Mongol armies in the latter half of the Song Dynasty.

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4.Fuling Tuber Mustard

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Back in 1995, Fuling was rewarded as “Homeland of Tuber Mustard in China”. Unique soil and climate give birth to distinctive cabbage heads, after special processing they’re made into fresh and crispy mustard.

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Chengkou Preserved Meat

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Mentioning bacon in Chongqing usually reminds people of Chengkou almost at once. How to fabricate famous Chengkou Preserved Meat? First of all, make sure pigs are feed with cereal and hogweed. Then preserve it for long enough. Finally bake it with different medical herbs for nearly 45 days. Excellent food takes unexpected time.

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Every reader can take part in by choosing their ideal name cards in the official account “Chongqing Geographic Map” now.

Original picture of “Chongqing Name Cards Map”: http://www.digitalcq.com/weeklymap/down/20171129_cqmpdt.jpg



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