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).