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“Best place to buy gifts for friends and family”
Review of Hongya Cave

Hongya Cave
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Day Tour: Discovering Chongqing
Ranked #2 of 406 things to do in Chongqing
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Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best place to buy gifts for friends and family”
Reviewed 24 February 2012

Before I traveled back home for the first time in 4 years, I spent an afternoon here getting gifts for the entire family. There's a really nice place on the 4th floor(?) that sells hand-made and hand-embroidered goods, so I loaded up on baby shoes for the new additions in the family.

Visited February 2012
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Harp and Cactus are worth the visit”
Reviewed 31 January 2012

My main destinations in Hongya Dong are Harp, Cactus and, more recently, the Japanese restaurant near them. Harp and Cactus are pricey, but offer a great selection of beer and other things people drink. 40 rmb for a shot of Jameson sucks, but at least they have it. Also has a decent, albeit random menu. But I appreciate random. Elsewhere in Hongya Dong one can buy souvenirs and the signature foods of Chongqing, and lots of other overpriced items for tourists. Occasionally there are out of tune musicians playing near the hotel/DQ/pirate ship on top of the whole complex.

1 Thank Jamie M
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Dongguan, China
Level 6 Contributor
304 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“A leisurely afternoon”
Reviewed 28 January 2012

We went to Hongya not expecting much after reading some of the reviews. Sure we stopped for a coffee at Starbucks, took photos of the river view and architecture, pirate ship with the kids, walked through the 3rd floor craft market and ate at Cactus Tex Mex restaurant before heading back to our hotel. It provided a leisurely afternoon and is what it is. Don't expect too much and you wont be disappointed.

Visited January 2012
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Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“People go for the view, shops and restaurants.”
Reviewed 2 January 2012

People really go here to see the view of the river and the river boats from the top level. The restaurants serving western food, bar, and some shops on the lower floors. Many also go to the bottom floor for pictures around a small cave opening etc. A popular place to find local westerners is Subway, Starbucks, Dairy Queen and the Irish pub. Easy walk from Jie Fang Bei area.

Visited December 2011
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Beijing, China
Level 6 Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Exhibition without real life”
Reviewed 20 December 2011

Renovated without any real life. It's OK looking from outside on road. Diaojiao Lou is a kind of home construction, it's common in South China say in Guizhou and Guangxi, Yunnan, but in rural area.

Visited September 2011
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