Southern Central Region of China, largely an agricultural area but with considerable industry as well. This area is generally poorer than the coastal provinces and is the main source of migrant labourers for those provinces.
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!