Hongya Cave
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • dyhx
    5,936 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must do in Chongqing, go in the evening about 530/6pm
    An amazing maze. True to the city's reputation of being a 3D maze. From Jiefangbei, I walked along the road level and arrived at the entrance, which was actually Level 11 of Hongya Cave. I then walked into it and strolled my way through the shops and then downwards towards the 'ground' floor. The inside of the 'cave' are just lots of shops selling all kind of things, restaurants, snacks, souvenirs, costume photography, arcades, archery even. I then crossed the overhead bridge to the riverside to capture the view from there and wait for the light up at night at 630pm. The overhead bridge is also where Daijiaxiang 戴家巷 is. It's known to be a pathway along the edge of the cliff, which used to be the border walls in the early days. Crossing over, that's where you get a good view of the Qiansimen Bridge 千厮门大桥 where the top is a highway for cars with a train track running below.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 October 2023
  • Andy c
    Madrid, Spain23 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Commercial
    This is one of the must-see attractions in Chongqing, with a special and ancient style architecture, it is very colorful in the evening. Very crowded when we were there, even can not take a taxi when we got out of it, no subway can reach this place, a lot of local snacks you can buy in this ancient street. The best location to have a view of this magnificent building is across from the JIaling River, no need to buy ticket to enter it.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 28 January 2024
  • MFinChina
    Shanghai, China11 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not a cave! A snack & souvenir center! Not wheelchair/baby carriage/mobility issue friendly
    Hong Ya Dong (Hongya Cave) is beautifully lit up and looks amazing from the outside, but whether it is fun or not depends on you. It's full of traditional Chinese snacks & handicrafts. If you are visiting China for a short time and want to try as many foods as possible, it's a great choice. If you've lived in China for a while, you may not be able to find anything new. Be aware that it is NOT wheelchair/cane/mobility issue/baby carriage friendly. The levels can only be accessed by stairs. There are a few elevators, but they are so crowded that they can't be accessed easily. The stairs can be crowded, claustrophobia-inducing and difficult to navigate. If this sounds like a problem for you, go to the snack street and pedestrian area around Jiefang Monument to try snacks instead -- it will be much easier and safer.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 February 2024
  • KodoDrummer
    Buenos Aires, Argentina70,548 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating
    Unique eleven floors of stilted buildings, designed after ancient Chinese architecture. Looks especially awesome when lit at night. It was extremely crowded with locals and tourists on my weekend evening walk.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 March 2024
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,548 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Unique eleven floors of stilted buildings, designed after ancient Chinese architecture. Looks especially awesome when lit at night. It was extremely crowded with locals and tourists on my weekend evening walk.
Written 23 March 2024
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MFinChina
Shanghai, China11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
Hong Ya Dong (Hongya Cave) is beautifully lit up and looks amazing from the outside, but whether it is fun or not depends on you. It's full of traditional Chinese snacks & handicrafts. If you are visiting China for a short time and want to try as many foods as possible, it's a great choice. If you've lived in China for a while, you may not be able to find anything new. Be aware that it is NOT wheelchair/cane/mobility issue/baby carriage friendly. The levels can only be accessed by stairs. There are a few elevators, but they are so crowded that they can't be accessed easily. The stairs can be crowded, claustrophobia-inducing and difficult to navigate. If this sounds like a problem for you, go to the snack street and pedestrian area around Jiefang Monument to try snacks instead -- it will be much easier and safer.
Written 15 February 2024
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Andy c
Madrid, Spain23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Business
This is one of the must-see attractions in Chongqing, with a special and ancient style architecture, it is very colorful in the evening. Very crowded when we were there, even can not take a taxi when we got out of it, no subway can reach this place, a lot of local snacks you can buy in this ancient street. The best location to have a view of this magnificent building is across from the JIaling River, no need to buy ticket to enter it.
Written 29 January 2024
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Sillypiggys
Sydney, Australia1,747 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Gorgeous by day and night. Have to see it in both so best to go late afternoon. There are heaps of street food and restaurants there. We took the metro and got off Xiaoshizi (line 1/6) or you can get off at Linjianmen (line 2) and just head towards the water or bright light. The whole place is literally light up like a lantern so it’s very stunning. We’ve crossed the Qiansimen bridge (about 20mins walk) to see if we can get a good photo by night from the opposite side of the river bank but unless you have a good DSLR, it’s way too far to take a decent photo using an iPhone 14 Pro. To take a really good photo, it’s best to be on the Qiansimen bridge or on one of the cruises. We chose to go mid way on the bridge.
Written 9 January 2024
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ClaireLouise
Derbyshire, UK326 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
A very quirky and busy area.
Good to visit at night.
We spent a few hours wandering around the shops and stalls.
Yes I recommend a visit.
Written 3 November 2023
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dyhx
Singapore5,936 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
An amazing maze. True to the city's reputation of being a 3D maze. From Jiefangbei, I walked along the road level and arrived at the entrance, which was actually Level 11 of Hongya Cave. I then walked into it and strolled my way through the shops and then downwards towards the 'ground' floor. The inside of the 'cave' are just lots of shops selling all kind of things, restaurants, snacks, souvenirs, costume photography, arcades, archery even. I then crossed the overhead bridge to the riverside to capture the view from there and wait for the light up at night at 630pm.

The overhead bridge is also where Daijiaxiang 戴家巷 is. It's known to be a pathway along the edge of the cliff, which used to be the border walls in the early days.

Crossing over, that's where you get a good view of the Qiansimen Bridge 千厮门大桥 where the top is a highway for cars with a train track running below.
Written 27 October 2023
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ShengXuan G
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
I arrived in Chongqing alone during the summer vacation. I really like this place.
As soon as we arrived in Chongqing , we understood why Chongqing was called
" mountain city ".The architecture and scenery here will make us feel very unique.The people here are so enthusiasm that I feel like coming home.
Chongqing's food is very spicy, which is exactly what I like to eat. For example, the hot pot here, Chongqing noodles,Hot and sour noodles are my favorites. This is the paradise of spicy eaters.
The night scenery of Chongqing is very beautiful. The most famous is Hongya cave, which is called the real-life spired away. It is full of technology and the future.
But the roads in Chongqing are very complicated and it is easy to get lost. In summer, the weather is also very dry and hot, so it is necessary to take precautions.
In a word, Chongqing is a very worthwhile place to visit. It will give you a different experience.
Written 20 November 2022
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bcheong
Shanghai, China45,015 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
This used to be a military fortress and pier from 2300 years ago. Now an 11 storey tourist attraction with shops and restaurants. You can view and visit ftom the road or take the ferry on the river. It is very crowded, so avoid summer. Consider the cooler months of spring and autumn
Written 7 August 2022
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Jaime G
Gothenburg, Sweden1,783 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Business
Wow what a place amazing . So worth a visit especially at night but it’s busy my god it’s busy. But really amazing you have to go .
Written 22 June 2021
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Stephen C
Singapore, Singapore1,125 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
This is a attraction built on the side of a hill. We couldn't find it on our first attempt as we were not able to find the area from the viewing platform atop the hill.

To enter this attraction, you will need to register via scanning the QR code at the entrance and registering to get an entry pass for free.

Main purpose for visiting is to take photo of the shops on the side of the hill. There are also many food and beverage restaurants but visits seems to shy away from them as they tend to be pricier.
Written 4 June 2021
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