Ningchang Ancient Town in Wuxi County, Chongqing

Ningchang Ancient Town

Located in Wuxi County of Chongqing, Ningchang Ancient Town has a salt manufacturing history of over 4,000 years, and was regarded as the “Ancient Salt Capital of China”. Embraced by hills and rivers, the town boasts winding streets paved with bluestones, stilt houses and arcades. The traditional salt workshops, little bridges overflowing streams and slender willows present a landscape scroll of harmonious life that people are longing for.

Introduction of Ningchang Ancient Town

Salt Production

The history of local salt production here can be traced back to over 4,000 years ago according to historical records. Brine pits in Wuxi served as a key source of salt production in the Three Gorges area. The ancient salt-trading road, which started from east Sichuan, now east Chongqing, and ran through China’s hinterland, served as an important carrier of economic and cultural exchanges in the joining regions of Hubei, Chongqing, Hunan and Guizhou in the ancient times.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Ningchang Ancient Town is Spring and Autumn. Ningchang Ancient Town has a subtropical humid monsoon climate with an annual average temperature of 18 ℃. January is the coldest time, July to August is the hottest time. So spring and autumn are the most comfortable seasons. The most beautiful time of the day is morning and dusk. Chongqing is also called “furnace” because it is very hot in summer.

Travel Guide Accommodation in Chongqing

Travel with China Dragon Tours(Top Recommended)

If you are looking for Ningchang Ancient Town travel information, China Dragon Tour has you covered. When visiting Ningchang Ancient Town, China Dragon Tours can provide you with extensive Ningchang Ancient Town information, as well as great savings on nearby hotels and flights!
When traveling to Ningchang Ancient Town, leave plenty of time for sightseeing – you wouldn’t want to miss out on top attractions like Ningchang Ancient Town! And before you go, make sure to read China Dragon Tours’ Ningchang Ancient Town sightseeing Guide, filled with all you need to know for the best Ningchang Ancient Town experience possible.

How to Get There

  • Take the bus from Chongqing  bus station to Wuxi, the fare is 181 yuan;
  • From Chongqing by speedboat to Wuxi, 260 yuan;
  • From Wuxi to Ningchang by bus, the fare is 5 yuan.

Main Attractions in Chongqing

Edited by  Lynette Fu/付云锐