Monday, May 25, 2015

CiQiKou, Chongqing, China

Ciqikou (literally: "Porcelain Port") is an ancient town in the Shapingba District of Chongqing Municipality.  According to an old Chinese proverb: "One flagstone road, and one thousand years' Ciqikou". The name of the town can be traced back to porcelain production during the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing Dynasties.  Formerly a busy port located at the lower reaches of the Jialing River, a thousand years after its foundation the town remains a symbol and microcosm of old Chongqing (Jiang Zhou).

Jialing River

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