Located in the busy neighborhood of Tsim Sha Tsui, Chongqing Mansions is a hotel-type building of guest houses. Serving as a kind of global center for a diverse mix of travelers, the establishment is divided into five sections. It is host to a labyrinth of restaurants, food stands, foreign exchange stores, wholesale shops, and retail businesses. In its densely populated urban atmosphere, the district also attracts guest workers, service professionals, traders and business owners looking to purchase a vast variety of merchandise. Due to the place and culture that has grown around Chongqing Mansions, there has been lots of interest by social scientists and anthropologists studying how our modern economies function. Some have called Chongqing the "the center of the world."