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Address: Interchange of Yangtze River and Jialing River , Yuzhong District, Chongqing 400000, China
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Another nice skyline view spot in China

Chaotianmen is the center of Chongqing and home to more and more sky scrapers. With the Jialing River and yangtze river running though the city, also as it was built not on a flat... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 January 2017
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Chengdu, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For tourists interested in old China, Chaotianmen Docks were once at the foot of hundreds of vertical stairs where old coolies could be seen hauling cargo and passengers uphill during the low water season. Now much of the water variance is gone with the Three Gorges Dam but one can imagine the sea of junks and steamships of years past.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Take the tour on the river... the lights are like Las Vegas, but the river and cruse is amazing! Odd alone, but the staff was great!

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Chengdu, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Chaotianmen is the center of Chongqing and home to more and more sky scrapers. With the Jialing River and yangtze river running though the city, also as it was built not on a flat land, the cityscape looks amazing.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Come here for two reasons: 1) to take a boat tour (any time) or 2) see the merging of the rivers (which can only be seen in daylight). There are much better places to go to see the lights of Chongqing. Be aware, though, there is currently a massive redevelopment project (Raffles of Singapore) going on here. Almost the entire... More 

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Scarborough, Tobago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Take an evening cruise with many of the boats there the price is about 200yuan and above and includes dinner and a nice night scape of Chongqing. Can really give you lasting memories of a great city.

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Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Went here for night view, but all I saw was crowd. There wasn't much view at all. They had changed this place to a marketplace. Not worth a trip, unless you are going to take a boat ride.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We headed to see the joining of the rivers and you have to time things so as not to run into the boats emptying huge numbers of passengers. Very crowded

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Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Chaotianmen is the oldest port in the city. The view gives a view of the city which at night is awesome. River cruises leave the docks

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

The view on the river is good - if you disregard the mess around. If you don't have to, I don't suggest staying in Chongqing in general - it's a dirty city even comparing to other Chinese cities.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Historical place, very iconic. with some good restaurants, wholesale market, cruise ships. in couple years this area is going to be different. there is a huge building is under construction, which is going to block city's famous "mountainous city spirit" view

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