WARNING: The province of Sichuan suffered a catastrophic earthquake on May 12, 2008, centered on Wenchuan County, about 100km north of Chengdu city. Many cities, especially in Sichuan, remain in a state of destruction. There has also been ethnic violence in areas in Tibet (TAR) and areas bordering Tibet, due to the tensions between China and the Tibetan people.
Historic sites from the 1911 Wuchang Uprising in Wuhan
No visit to Chongqing would be complete without a visit to one of the famous hot pot restaurants throughout the city. A spicy broth with seasonings most westerners have never tasted, diners boil their meats and vegetables in this heavenly stock. Try the pig brain and lotus roots or stick with the beef and potatoes - everything tastes better from a hot pot!