Chongqing is much more than just a city. In Chinese terms, it is classified as a municipality, joining more well-known east-coasters Shanghai, Beijing, and Tianjin. Chongqing
shares many similarities with its neighboring province of Sichuan, namely its mouth-numbing cuisine, which Chongqing prefers in its signature form of hot pot. Practically a province unto itself, Chongqing is brimming with beauty and culture. It sits on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and has ancient rock carvings, preserved witchcraft culture, a legendary fortress, and a pure-white cave all within its borders.