Unique Transport and Architecture of Chongqing

Unique Transport and
Architecture of Chongqing

Discover the unique and creative architecture and modes of transport in the ‘Mountain City’.
Ride the speedy hillside escalator, cross the river by cable car and experience
an unbelievable train ride that passes through a 19-storey building.


Chongqing is enormous! Often called ‘Little Hong Kong’, this massive metropolis combines an enthralling urban cityscape with traditional cultural elements. This large municipality is located at the convergence of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers.

It is south-western China’s driving economic and political force, the largest regional city and has the highest population density in the area. At its core is the old city of Chongqing, which has a history stretching back some 3,000 years. Famed as the ‘Mountain City’, this one-of-a-kind urban sprawl is located on steep hills, making navigating the city both challenging and fun. This has resulted in architects and town planners getting creative in making transportation and residential projects coexist.


Unique Transport and Architecture of Chongqing

09:00 - 17:00

From the hotel, head to the Crown Escalator, the second longest in Asia (the longest is in Korea). The escalator is 112 metres-long, the slope is steep and the journey is fast – clocking in at two minutes and 30 seconds from bottom to top. It offers an insight into how Chongqing has adapted to mountain life.

From one unique mode of transport to another – your next experience is a train that passes right through a 19-storey building. From Zengjiayan Station to Liziba Station, commuters on this unbelievable train pass through a tunnel built through a residential high-rise.

Then take the Yangtze River Cableway which connects both sides of the Yangtze River in just six minutes, whisking you high in the sky across the water and offering wonderful views of the city.

It’s now time to stretch your legs with a stroll along Jiefangbei Pedestrian Street. Surrounded by skyscrapers and lit up with neon signs, Jiefangbei is a bustling district. It is centred around the People’s Liberation Monument, which marks the Chinese people’s victory in the Sino-Japanese War. The fashionable pedestrianised street has a cosmopolitan feel, with designer boutiques, modern shopping malls, cocktail bars and sophisticated restaurants.

Our final type of transport is the ferry, the preferred way of travelling around the city in the olden days. Rub shoulders with the locals as you ride the ferry from Chaotianmen Port to Danzishi Port to see the city from a different perspective.

At the end of the tour, the driver will take you back to the hotel.




  • A full-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • Various means of transportation as outlined during the tour
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)


  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying inside downtown Chongqing. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside this area such as Yubei District, any cruise and ferry terminal and Chongqing International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • We regret to inform you that most of the museums in China are closed all day on Mondays and public holidays; wherever possible, we will try to offer alternative visits for touring options on this day.
  • Customers are advised that during the Lunar Festival celebrations (celebration of Chinese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • We will always make the effort to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pick-up and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sun’s rays are still very powerful.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.


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