Hongya Cave is located in the intersection riverside zone of Cangbai Road, Yangtze River and Jialing River. The main style and feature in Hongya Cave is the traditional stilted building. Hongya Cave is preserved the most complete and decorated the best stilted building group in Chongqing. It is built leaning on the mountain and beside the river. There visitors can see the The Monument to Liberation of People.
The Hongya Cave Scenic Spot is famous the Business and leisure landscape and urban cultural landscape in the integrated. It is wonderful place to visit the stilted building group, watch the verdant landscape of the Hongya Cave, stroll the ancient street of the City of Hills, appreciate the culture of Sichuan and Chongqing, see the intersection of Yangtze River and Jialing River, taste the delicious food and also the reception room of the Monument to Liberation of People.
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Hongya Cave is the witness of the history and culture and the symbol of the city spirit of Chongqing. The stilted building belongs to the bar style building. Leaning on the mountain, seen from the distance, the frame of the building is simple and the position of the room is flexible. There is no fixed form. The stilted building along with the slope forms the linear road space.
The “one form, three wonders, four streets and eight sights” in the Hongya Cave scenic spot appears the leisure culture forms of Chongqing. “One form” relates to the leisure culture form. “Three wonders” relates to the stilted building, market town and old street and the culture of Chongqing. “Four streets” relates to the Four roads Street in Hongya Cave, Active Bar Street, flirtatious expression street of Chongqing culture in the Chongqing Grand View Garden, the ancient slate located on the side of the cliff.
The last street is the flirtatious expression on the Cangbai Road. Among them, the slate is the food street in the Hongya Cave scenic spot. The “eight sights” refer to the verdant landscape of the Hongya Cave, intersection of the Yangtze River and the Jialing River, the stilted building group, the sculpture group of the Hongya Cave, the balcony of the city, pillar of Bar culture, the food street along the riverside and the the glow of the setting sun on the Jialing River.
The good-outsight visitors may have found the building group is familiar in a Japanese animation---Spirited Away. When the night falls, the stilted building group is lit up by the light all over the body of the building. There seems to jump out the frog who can speak. The nightscape of the Hongya Cave is very charming. Every building emits the yellow dim light making it like gold. The brightening lanterns relieve against the Sightseeing Boat shipping in the river also give out the yellow light.
What a must-do in Hongya Cave is to have a taste of the delicious food. Types of business of Hongya Cave are divided into the Zhiyanhe bar street, Bayu flirtatious expression street in Tiancheng Alley, the feast food street and the Four roads of the foreignlands city balcony. The four roads integrate fashion elements respectively, including the famous Pirate Bar of America and a series of famous bars all over the world.
Visitors can find plenty of handicrafts on the business street of Hongya Cave. The Bayu flirtatious expression street in Tiancheng Alley shows a type of fashion trend to the visitors using the magnificent landscape of Bayu as a isotopic carrier. Visitors can see the Classical dwellings with blue bricks, stone tile, red green eaves tile and the Folk craft work of front shop, back factory mode have been handed down in the Hongya Cave scenic spot.
The feast food street shows visitors a spectacular special food city. Nearly all along the street visitors can find Chongqing local delicious food such as the Hot and Sour Rice Noodles, Hotpot String, bean jelly, featured Boiled Fish with Pickled Cabbage and Chili, coldnoodles with sesame sauce and glutinous rice cake.
Visitors can also take the pleasant boat to enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Yangtze River and the Jialing River. From the sight on the boat, the nightscape of the buildings in Hongya Cave is magnificent and can pull you into a foreignland culture.
Chongqing has another name of the City of Hills, the City of Yu Culture, the City of Mist and the City of Bridge. It combines history and culture with the beautiful scenery. To climb the Simianshan Mountain, Wulong Fairy Maiden Mountain, visitor can see the charming Chongqing from the high altitude. To visit the Zhazi Cave and Korean Temperory Government Site, visitors can know about the history of the cultural city. Ciqikou Old Town and Fengdu Ghost City will give a sight of culture to visitors.
Junction of Changbai Road, Yangtze River and Jialing River, Yuzhong District, Chongqing 400000, China
How to Get There?
Visitors can take bus 111, 112, 151, 181, 215 to the Hongya Cave stop.
All day long
Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Chongqing is September to October. The weather in these two months is not too hot or to wet. Long-sleeved coats, sweaters and trousers are necessary because of the cool weather. July and August are the rainy season of Chongqing, which is not convenient for traveling.