The climate belongs to the humid sub-tropical monsoon climate. It's warm in winter and it's hot in summer. When spring and summer meet, it often rains at night. So it has the reputation of "Ba Mountains' Night Rain". However, most days are foggy in winter and spring. The annual average foggy days are 100-150. Hence, Chongqing is also called "foggy city". Its feature of climate is just like some proverbs: the temperature is unstable in the early morning of spring; it's very hot and drought in summer; it's cool and rainy in autumn; it's warm and foggy with little snow in winter.
Chongqing is a well-known city with a history of more than 3000 years. It is the famous historical and cultural city in China. Chongqing is the birthplace of the Bayu Culture. At present, Chongqing is a municipality directly under the Central Government with the largest area, the most administrative districts and the largest population. Famous scenic spots in Chongqing include:
Dazu Rock Carvings -- the Dazu Rock Carving was firstly excavated at the beginning of the Yonghui time of the Tang Dynasty. Experiencing the late Tang Dynasty and the Five Dynasties, it was very popular in the Southern Song and Northern Song Dynasties (A.D.960-1278). In the Ming and Qing Dynasties, more statues were carved. Finally, a large rock-carving group, which gathered the pith of China's rock carvings, was formed. It's equally famous with the Yungang Grotto, the Longmen Grotto and the Duhuang Grotto.
People's Liberation Monument -- Chongqing People's Liberation Monument is regarded as the commercial center of the Yuzhong District in Chongqing. There are a lot of stores, bookstores, theaters, bars, and hotels around it. It is the largest pedestrian street in the western China.
The Great Hall of the People -- Chongqing People's Hall is a fine, unique and neat oriental structure. In 1987, History of Comparative Architecture, which is a classical works of world's architecture published by Britain, embodied 43 contemporary structures in China. Chongqing People's Hall was placed second.
Ciqikou Ancient Town -- perched on a hill overlooking the Jialing River in the west of the city, Ciqikou Ancient Town can dates back to the late Ming Dynasty. The buildings have been restored and well preserved. Along the streets are shops, restaurants selling visitors souvenirs and local snacks.
Night Scene in Chongqing -- at present, the night scene of the mountain city has become a trump card of Chongqing’s tourism and a beautiful scenic line among the landscape of the Three Gorges.
There is little frost and snow and much wind and frog all year around in Chongqing. Winter is warm; summer is hot; spring comes early; autumn is short. The best time for traveling in Chongqing is spring and winter. It's very hot in summer and there is plenty of rain in autumn, so these two seasons are not fit for traveling.