Massive in size with an abundance of natural beauty surrounding the area, Chongqing is probably the biggest megalopolis you’ve never heard of. To spend a couple of days visiting this colossal city is definitely not enough. With a rich Chinese heritage that is reflected in the people, architecture and cuisine, coupled with a string of UNESCO World Heritage Sites to explore, Chongqing certainly packs a mighty punch when it comes to being an ideal holiday destination. There’s no better way to view the cradle of China than from the famous Yangtze River Cruise, while listening to the river flow as you stand inside the Longshui Karst Fissure Gorge makes it worth every step of the way. Never leave without a visit to the astounding Three Natural Bridges, where these gargantuan limestone arches never fail to wow every single visitor. The Dazu Rock Carvings are impressive Buddhist sculptures carved into the mountains Baoding and Beishan--a must-visit for all history lovers. The centre of the city, Jiefangbei is marked as Chongqing’s commercial heart, where the shopping square is a famous pedestrian street among locals and tourists. Must-try dishes include the famous Sichuan Hot Pot, Jiangtuan Fish, Dan Dan Mien noodles and Sichuan Spicy Tofu!