Weather: It is still cold. The average daily temperature ranges from 8 °C (46 °F) at the lowest to 13 °C (55 °F) at the highest.
It is usually cloudy and smoggy, and drizzle or light snow falls on 10 days of the month for a monthly total of 21 mm. This is much less precipitation than most of the rest of the year. Less rain is good for touring, sightseeing, and activities outside..
Forecast: The weather is changeable, so stay abreast of the local weather forecast>>
Air quality: Heavily polluted. On some days, it is severe. Those with respiratory issues should avoid the city.
Clothing: A coat, layers of clothes, and some rain gear will help you stay comfortable.
Chongqing shopping: You can take advantage of your time in the city for shopping. The top luxury shopping area is around Maison Mode Center in Jiefangbei near Jiefangbei Square. This is Chonqing's top area for luxury and bargain shopping. For sightseeing and touring, we suggest Ciqikou for its old architecture.
The Three Gorges Museum has earned a reputation among foreign tourists as a large, modern and interesting museum to spend a few hours. If you have time during your trip, it is a fascinating place to learn about the region and its history and about one of the biggest dams in the world.
Ronghui Hot Springs: This hot springs resort is rated the best by foreign tourists. It is part of the premises of the Raddison Hotel in the center of the city. There are dozens of different pools with different scents. This is a great spa for the winter with restaurants and healthful snacks. Chongqing is known around China for its comforting hot spring spas.
February is a low travel month except for the period around the Chinese New Year that falls in February about two out of three years. This public vacation period greatly increases the price of tickets and accommodations, and there are big noisy crowds.
During the Chinese New Year, various authentic Chinese cultural activities are held. They are interesting to see.
Chongqing has 72-hour visa free visits. You can tour the large region of the city without a visa and save money and time.
Essence of Chongqing and Yangtze Cruise Tour: Chongqing is the top gateway for the Yangtze cruise. Explore the "mountain city" Chongqing with your Yangtze River cruise, and discover the beautiful Yangtze River culture.
Yangtze Gold Cruises: These new luxury ships have hi-tech facilities.
See our full spectrum of tours.