Cruising the Jialing River

Mention river cruises in Chongqing and most will tell you either of these two, the Three Gorges cruise ships that leave from Chaotianmen Docks, or the boats that sail passengers up and down both rivers for two hours each night from the same place. In this post today, I want to introduce a third option … Continue reading Cruising the Jialing River

Chaotianmen and Raffles Square

Chaotianmen is the famous passenger and commercial port where the Yangtze and Jialing rivers converge, right at the tip of the Yuzhong peninsula. The three character name in Chinese (朝天门) means 'Facing - heaven - gate,' and originates an imperial edict from the Song Dynasty capital of Lin'an, modern day Hangzhou, with instructions to sail … Continue reading Chaotianmen and Raffles Square

Loyalty City – Zhongxian

Chongqing is sometimes erroneously described as being the most populated city in the world at thirty plus million inhabitants. The problem is that the actual city of Chongqing has around 11 million, with the rest shared between other cities in the larger Chongqing Municipality, which covers an area similar in size to England. The municipality … Continue reading Loyalty City – Zhongxian