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Cultural ancient towns with history of over 100 years

'Ancient town' generally refers to a group of buildings providing centralized residence with a history of over 100 years. With a long history, there are many ancient towns with profound cultural contents on the vast land of China. Among these ancient towns, some have already been listed on the World Heritage List by the UNESCO. Chongqing also has quite a few such ancient towns.

Qingquan Ancient Town
Location: Qingquan Ancient Town, Youyang Tujia and Miao Autonomous County, Chongqing

History: 400 years

Traffic: Take a boat down the river from Gongtan Ancient Town, and the ticket price is 55 yuan

Accommodation: 50 yuan per night
Hongan Ancient Town
Location: Hongan Ancient Town, Southeast of Xiushan, Chongqing

History: Over 200 years

Traffic: 160 yuan for a bus ride from Chongqing Bus Station to Xiushan (five buses each day starting from 09:30), and 6 yuan from Xiushan to Hongan

Accommodation: 50 yuan per night

Food: Rice Noodles with Pork Ribs in Terrine
Pianyan Ancient Town
Location: Pianyan Ancient Town, Beibei, Chongqing

History: Over 300 years

Traffic: Take a bus from Chongqing Heqihegou North Bus Station to Jindao Gorge, and get off at Pianyan Ancient Town halfway, and the ticket price is about 20 yuan.

Accommodation: 50 yuan per night

Food: Yishui Pork Ribs and Steamed Meat with Millet
Laitan Ancient Town
Location: Laitan Ancient Town, Hechuan, Chongqing

History: Over 200 years

Traffic: About 20 yuan for a bus ride from Chongqing to Hechuan with a journey of nearly one hour, and 10 yuan from Hechuan to Laitan

Accommodation: 50 yuan per night

View: Erfo Temple