Chongqing Night Lights with River Cruise
Lights with River Cruise
Experience Chongqing by night, when the riverside is illuminated and the city
is transformed into a sea of lights. Take a boat cruise along the river
and explore the unique stilted buildings at Hongya Cave.
WHY THIS TOUR?
The massive metropolis of Chongqing combines an enthralling urban cityscape with traditional cultural elements. Famed as the ‘mountain city’, this one-of-a-kind urban sprawl is located on steep hills at the convergence of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers. It is south-western China’s economic and political force and has the highest population density in the area.
At its core is the old city of Chongqing, which has a history stretching back 3,000 years. When night falls, the city is transformed into a sea of lights. Decorative lights, lanterns, roadside lamps, bridges and towers all combine together to create a myriad of twinkling lights – some from the past and others from the present. This is a city that never sleeps.
17:00 - 20:00
In the later afternoon, the guide and driver will collect you from the hotel. The first visit of the evening is to Hongya Cave located in the riverside area where the Yangtze River and the Jialing River converge. The name is misleading as it is not actually a cave – but a military fortress that dates back over 2,300 years. The site is now home to a large complex of stilt houses called Hongyadong. These unique, 11-storey buildings, built alongside a steep cliff on the bank of the river, are an excellent example of Bayu architecture. This is a vibrant place full of bars and restaurants that is beautifully illuminated at night.
Next, you will board a boat for a cruise along the Yangtze and Jialing rivers. Sit back and relax and take in views of the glittering riverbank, the city skyline and the old and new architecture.
At the end of the tour, the driver will take you back to the hotel.
For even more views, there is the option to go to Pipa Mountain Park, or the well-known sightseeing spot, Yi Ke Shu, on the top of South Mountain.