Hongya Cave

Hongya Cave, with a history of over 2,300 years, was a military fortress from the ancient Ba State (1046 B.C. – 256 B.C) to the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 – 1911) and was also the earliest and most developed pier of ancient China.

It is now an 11-story shopping, dining, and entertainment complex built alongside a cliff on the bank of the Jialing River. Here, you can get a foot massage, buy a jade bracelet, eat a dinner of spicy skewers, and down a beer or cup of tea or coffee, all in one place. It has become a popular destination for visitors to experience Bayu culture – a Chinese ethnic culture, gaze over the river, and taste delicious food. The stunning night view is a highlight and should not be missed. At night, the lit-up complex is fairly spectacular.

Hongyadong is popular with tourists because it has a similar appearance to a building in Spirited Away – a masterpiece of a famous Japanese cartoonist, Hayao Miyazaki. Incredibly, the 1st floor and the 11th floor are accessible by two different roads. Visitors can take an elevator to each level where various bars, cafes, and restaurants are arranged, and can also see the symbolic Hongya Dripping on the 2nd floor, which is a small waterfall cascading down the cliff face, and it is regarded as one of the 12 Bayu Sites.

Useful Information

Best Time: All seasons
Recommended Visiting Time: about 1 to 2 hours
Opening Time: All-day
Tickers: Free
Address: No. 88 Jiabin Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing 重庆市渝中区嘉滨路88号

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