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Night Scene of the Mountain City
One of the few waterside mountain cities in the world, Chongqing, presents a fantastic sight after nightfall. Buildings along the contours of the mountain, laid out in the fashion of a maze, light up like crystals on roads that resemble colorful ribbons. The two rivers under the shadow of lights run like the Milky Way in the sky. After sunset, head for:

  • The ‘Two River Tower’ in Eling Park for an uninterrupted view of the two rivers and the city in a single photogenic frame. How to get there: Take bus numbers 138, 402 and 411.
  • Yikeshu Viewing Terrace on the South Mountain, where the altitude offers a spectacular view of the entire city. How to get there: Take bus numbers 346 and 384. Get to Nanping and transfer to a mini bus to Yikeshu. Tel: 0086­23­62467710
  • The boat tour from Chaotianmen Wharf to the Yangtze River Bridge and then on to the Huanghua­yuan Bridge on the Jialing River: While traveling along the river, reflections appear like a sea of lights.

Lesser Three Gorges on the Daning River
The term refers to the Wushan Mountain gorges of Longmen, Bawu and Dicui on the Daning River, the biggest tributary of the Yangtze River. The 50 km route is punctuated with tall, steep mountain peaks, dangerous shoals and flying waterfalls, monkeys, mandarin ducks and other species of water birds, suspended coffins and plank roads leading to the ancient city of Dachang.

How to get there: Take a small steam­boat after you arrive at Wuxia Gorge by a pleasure boat.

Mini Three Gorges
The term refers to the Sancheng, Changtan and Qinwang gorges on the Madu River, a tributary of the Ninghe River, on the eastern bank of the Dicui Gorge. Time stands still as you gaze at tall peaks, narrow gorges and caves, flying waterfalls, mist and high cliffs on the banks of the narrow waterway. An added attraction: rafting on the Yangtze River.

How to get there: Take a small steam­boat after you arrive at Wuxia Gorge by a pleasure boat.

Dazu Rock Carvings
Dazu County has more than 100,000 carved rock statues over 70 sites, the most famous of which are those on the Baoding Mountain and the North Mountain cliffs.

Included in the World Heritage List, the spectacular assortment of Buddhist statues, Confucian and Taoist statues, represent the grotto carving art of medieval China.

How to get there: Take a shuttle bus from Chongqing’s Caiyuanba or the Chenjiaping Long Distance Bus station to Dazu County. It takes an hour and a half to reach Dazu.

If you happen to be traveling from Chengdu, take a shuttle bus from Hehuachi Long­distance Bus Station to Dazu. After arriving at Dazu, reach the rock carvings in the North Mountain by foot or by taxi. Mini buses also ply from the county town bus station to the Baoding Mountain rock carving sites.

Baidi City
Baidi City stands at the entrance to the Qutang Gorge and is skirted by water on three sides. Of great strategic
importance in different historical periods, Baidi City was once home to legends Liu Bei, Zhuge Liang, Li Bai and Du Fu

How to get there: .
  • Take a pleasure boat (20 hours) or a high­speed boat (eight hours) from Chongqing’s Chaotianmen Wharf to Fengjie Tourism Dock or to the passenger dock
  • Or take a bus from Chongqing North Bus Station or Chaotianmen Long­distance Bus Station to Fengjie Passenger Central Station (11 hours)
  • Alternatively, take a bus from Chongqing North Bus Station or Chaotianmen Long­distance Bus Station to Wanzhou (2.5 hours) then transfer to a steamboat at Wanzhou for Fengjie Dock (2.5 hours)
  • You can also go from the Tourism Dock to the scenic area by bus.
    Tel: 0086­23­56561383

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