Ciqikou is one of the most famous spots in Chongqing, but not for its beach. Actually I’m the only one who talks about a « beach » in Ciqikou. Ciqikou is one of those pasteboard decors that recreates a so called ancient China and that you can find in any city in China. I found the beach by chance in 2013 while I was walking along the river. The beach appears in the early spring when the river’s level get low for a few weeks, before rising back. Three stones in the middle of the river become a beach and, on Sundays, parasols grow like mushrooms.