Bǎolún Sì

Chongqing City

One of the last remaining of Ciqikou's five temples (another now serves as a primary school). The magnificent main building dates back 1000 years to the Northern Song dynasty.

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Nearby Chongqing City attractions

1. Ciqikou Ancient Town

0.33 MILES

The opportunity to snatch a glimpse of old Chongqing makes it worth riding some 45 minutes out to Shapingba district, on the Jialing River west of the…

2. Three Gorges Museum

6.11 MILES

This sleek museum showcases the history of settlement in the Chongqing region. There's the inevitable exhibition on the Three Gorges, including a model of…

3. Pipa Mountain Park


For views of the city skyline, climb 345m Pipa Mountain Park, the highest point on the Chongqing peninsula. During the day, residents bring their…

5. Liberation Monument

7.73 MILES

This clock tower monument at the heart of Chongqing commemorates China's victory over Japan in WWII. The surrounding pedestrian streets are now home to…

6. Hongya Cave

7.84 MILES

Not a cave, but a Disney-esque recreation of the old stilt houses that once lined Chongqing's riverfronts, this 11-storey shopping, dining and…

7. Luohan Temple

7.96 MILES

Built around 1000 years ago, this still-active temple is now sandwiched between skyscrapers. A notable feature is the corridor flanked by intricate rock…

8. Huguang Guild Hall

8.29 MILES

You could spend several hours poking around the beautifully restored buildings in this gorgeous museum complex, which once served as a community…