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Fancy a hiking tour?

As the joke goes, the weather in Chongqing has some quite serious mood swings, like a hormonal teenager.. Do you agree? Well even though we have just got through a very hard winter, all of a sudden it feels like winter again. But life is good so it is the best time to go out and breathe! So we've collated some of the best places to have a spring outing with your friends.

This week – hiking!

春光潋滟,是不是要出去走一走才不负这良辰美景?

Route 1

Nanbin Road 南滨路

Quick view 概览

Walk from Nanbin Park to Danzishi Old Street to fully enjoy the scenery along the river, and don't miss the beautiful views of the intersection of the two rivers. Recommended for a clear day. 🌈

南滨公园到弹子石老街沿江这一路,能欣赏到璀璨的两岸风光和朝天门码头的两江交汇。建议晴朗天气前往。

• City view 城市 • Tourist sites 观光

• Riverside 江景 • Photo opportunities 摄影

3.5km/3-4hours

Hotspots 途经

•Nanbin Road Park 南滨路公园

This park covers a large space with great views of the river and the Yuzhong area, offering a nice place for a walk and tea-break in the afternoon to play mahjong. A bar and café street along the riverside overlooks a stunning view on a sunny afternoon and especially at night.

南滨路是这个城市的名片,对本地人来说,江边是喝下午茶,打麻将的最佳去处。晚上这里就变成了酒吧一条街,坐在江边喝酒看夜景也是相当不错的。

24hours/free

•Longmenhao Old Street 龙门浩老街

A newly-rebuilt ancient street perfect for sightseeing and dining. It includes the former site of the Chongqing Customs Villa, Xinhua Trust Savings Bank, and the Italian Embassy. An observation deck at the top offers unforgettable views of the river, bridges, and the light rail through the bridge. It's a great place for capturing photos.

龙门浩老街——重庆主城区保存最完好、规模最大的历史文化老街。包含重庆海关别墅旧址、新华信托储蓄银行、意大利使馆等。上面有个玻璃观景台,景色相当不错!

24hours/free

•Ciyun Temple 慈云寺

Ciyun Temple is a famous national temple built in the Tang Dynasty. Many elderly people often come here to do chanting or meditation. The highest points of the temple overlook the bridge spanning the Yangtze River.

慈云寺,是全国重点寺院,创建于唐朝。不少老人常来此抄经念经,在寺内高处还能远眺长江上的几座大桥。

7:30-17:30/free

•Himalaya (Lucky draw!!) 喜马拉雅(房券抽抽抽!)

From here you can enjoy unforgettable views of the two rivers, Chaotianmen, and especially at night! Win a one night stay in a one bedroom suite with a grand river view at the Himalaya Serviced Residences Chongqing with CQ Expat Guide - swipe down the article!

这里可以欣赏朝天门和两江交汇的景色,夜晚尤其美!重庆对外指南送你喜马拉雅公寓单卧江景套房一晚房券!!赢取方式详见文末!

24hours/the view point is free

•Danzishi Old Street 弹子石老街

The newly built street stretches up along the Changjiahui (Riverside Landmark Shopping Mall) and features many dining experiences from home and abroad, local handicraft shops, and many of them offer outdoor dining areas with stunning river views.

这条依坡地而上绵延的老街保留着重庆特有的吊脚楼建筑风格,可品味山城古建之美。市肆商号星罗棋布,品味“正看江,背看城”的独特风貌。

24hours/free

•French Navy Barracks 法国水师兵营

Built by the French Navy in 1902, it was rebuilt with some modern elements. It is an international cultural relic and also a landmark building in Chongqing's port history. You can also stop in and have a cup of coffee.

1902年,法国海军在重庆南岸建立了法国水师兵营,见证了重庆开埠以来的百年变迁。现经重修后,这栋建筑古老与现代结合。里面可以喝咖啡。

24hours/free

Tips

Go to DiDi APP to start your journey!
Pick up here: ‘南滨公园’ or ‘法国水师兵营’

打开滴滴APP开始你的行程吧!

👇👇Swipe down the article to learn about the coupons for your ride!

⛴ Want to make things even more interesting?

End your half day trip by taking a mini cruise!

You can buy your ticket at the booth located near the front door of Changjiahui shopping mall, 10rmb for one, and enjoy the 10 minutes cruise to Jiangbeizui! Runs every hour!

还想做个什么?

坐个10分钟迷你游轮吧!10元一次,每小时轮帆起航!买票地址:长嘉汇购物公园门口那里(星巴克旁)

See also

Get on ferry! - How about go to work by boat?

Dining 美食

Banana Brunch Bar

Longmenhao Old Street 龙门浩老街

Brewport 埠口精酿啤酒夜景餐厅

Danzishi Old Street Chanjiahui Shopping Mall 6F) 弹子石老街(长嘉汇6楼)

Route 2

Liziba 李子坝

Quick view 概览

Different from the above it is walking route stretching up from the foot of the mountain up to the top, taking you from the busy city uphill through the green barrier to the mountain top.

隐于城中的徒步路线,带给你新的体验!

• City view 城市 • Tourist sites 观光
• Photo opportunities 摄影

2.5km/2-3hours

Hotspots 途经

•Liziba station 李子坝轻轨站

Experience the magic of seeing the Chongqing Metro system "break" the building from the Liziba Viewing deck.

在李子坝观景平台体验轻轨穿楼的魔幻。

24hours/free

•Liziba Park 李子坝抗战遗址公园

This park features some historical relics, some old residences, and schools showcasing the historical features of Chongqing during the Second Sino-Japanese War.

园内有抗战历史文物建筑:高公馆、李根固旧居、刘湘公馆、国民参议院旧址、交通银行学校旧址,集中展示了重庆抗战时期的历史风貌。

24hours/free

•Flying Tigers Museum 飞虎队陈列馆

The Flying Tigers, also called the "American Volunteer Group", shows the history of the cooperation between China and the USA during the Second Sino-Japanese War and the US Air Force's aid to China during World War II. It includes old photos and articles of the Flying Tigers that attracts many domestic and foreign visitors.

飞虎队,即“美籍志愿大队”,馆里展现了二战时期中美联合抗战和美空军援华的历史,有飞虎队当年的老照片、物品等,吸引了很多国内外友人来参观。

9:00-17:00/free

•Stilwell Museum 史迪威博物馆

The adjacent Stilwell Museum is an important relic of the Second Sino-Japanese War. It is the former residence of General Stilwell, the US Army Lieutenant General, which displays some of his daily necessities, manuscripts, and military uniforms.

毗邻的史迪威博物馆是重庆重要的抗战遗迹,是美国陆军中将史迪威将军旧居,陈列有他昔日的生活用品、手稿、军装等。

10:00-22:00/15RMB

•Testbed 2 二厂

Getting tired from all that walking? This trendy new area used to be a printing factory for the Central Bank of the Republic of China. Now it has been turned into a cultural park with fashionable stores, and is one of the most popular tourist attractions for young people. Take a break at one of the stylish coffee or tea shops here, and make sure to snap a few Instagram-worthy photos while you're at it.

重庆印刷二厂的前身是民国中央银行印钞厂。如今这片废弃的印刷厂区,摇身一变成为具有时尚元素的文化园区,年轻人最欢迎的旅游景点之一。走累了,可以在这里歇一歇,小酒馆,火锅店,西餐等都有。

24hours/free

A viewing point at the top of a building offers a great city view 360 and a cafeteria. Here the CQ Expat Guide we've got a lucky draw to win access to this exclusive viewpoint!! 20rmb per entry - swipe down the article to enter.

二厂有个天台,上面景色很不错!360景观,适合拍照喝咖啡!门票送送送!详见文末!

And one more lucky draw prize!! Afternoon tea coupon for the Skylight Lounge at Testbed2! More info at the bottom👇👇

@Skylight Lounge🥂 What a place!!
H building Near the view point
二厂H楼天台旁

•Eling park 鹅岭公园

The oldest private gardens in Chongqing, and also the one of the best places to look out over the whole city. Watch the sunset from the highest lookout point - Liangjian Tower - with your love for the best experience.

重庆最早的私家园林,是俯瞰重庆两江和夜景的绝佳地,在最高处瞰胜楼观赏日落也是个非常不错的体验。

9:30-17:00/free

Tips

Go to DiDi APP to start your journey!
Pick up here: ‘李子坝观景台’ or ‘鹅岭公园’
打开滴滴APP开始你的行程吧!
👇👇Swipe down the article to learn about the coupons for your ride!

Dining 美食

The famed Liziba Liangshan chicken
Near the Liziba Station
红透重庆的李子坝梁山鸡
就在李子坝轻轨站那里

Route 3

Mountain City Alley 山城步道

Quick view 概览

Embark on this route, starting from the city center, hit the stone road and experience STEPS 梯坎(tī kǎn), local residents, graffiti art, ancient walls with 2300 years of history, and historical buildings like old consulates, which attract tourists from home and abroad all year round! A wooden pathway introduces you to the stunning river view, from where you see the river island which used to be the landing area for the planes during the era of the Republic of China.

随山城步道拾级而上,体验原汁原味的市井生活,感受墙上的涂鸦艺术,触摸已有2300年历史的古城墙,还可参观各种上世纪的历史建筑及领事馆街。崖壁上有一条可观江景的悬空栈道,这里你可以看到位于江中间的珊瑚坝,在民国时期曾是个飞机场。

• City view 城市
• Photo opportunities 摄影
• Cultural & historical relics 历史文化遗迹

1.5km/1-2hours

Hotspots 途经

•Ren Ai Tang 仁爱堂

This used to be a charity hospital (French Benevolence Hall), established by the French in 1902. But in 1944 it was turned into a wartime Chinese traditional medicine hospital. The beautifully-designed building, however, is now almost in ruins and at the remote splendour of its original site visitors are left to ponder happier, grander times.
法国仁爱堂旧址,于1902年创建,1944年改名为“陪都中医院”,历经百年沧桑,现已是一片废墟。
24hours/free

•Tongyuanmen 通远门

An ancient city gate which has witnessed many wars and battles since its establishment, and was the only land route to reach the outside. The City Wall Ruins Park is worth a visit for the walls and sculpture on it.
见证世事变迁的古城墙和古城门,是当时唯一联系外界的陆路。
24hours/free

Dining 美食

Local style hotpot restaurant 重庆老火锅

Need to reserve in advance
Address: easy tofind
需预约,位置自己找

Rice ball 啥子巷巷汤圆

Address: easy tofind 位置自己找

Tips

Go to DiDi APP to start your journey!
Pick up here: ‘山城步道入口’ or ‘通远门’
打开滴滴APP开始你的行程吧!
👇👇Swipe down the article to learn about the coupons for your ride!

Route 4

Gele Mountain 歌乐山

Quick view 概览

The footpath with thousands of steps takes you from the foot all the way to the top in about 40 minutes (if you don't have a break!). Going back by a cableway ride is a perfect choice (50rmb, 20minutes) to see the green world in front of you and the city view in the distance.

40分钟上山不停的话!下山可坐缆车,风景好!

• Natural experience 自然风光
• Fitness 健身 • Photo opportunities 摄影

2.5km/2-3hours

Hotspots 途经

•Geleshan forest park 歌乐山森林公园

A nationally protected park with mountainous landscapes and lush green forests located in Shapingba. Find new experiences such as the canopy walkway, fishing club, rock climbing, forest obstacle courses, and forest cross country karting.

位于沙坪坝区的"山城绿宝石",除自然景观还拥有丰富的休闲娱乐项目如红岩险道、垂钓基地、歌乐攀岩、空中探险迷宫、森林越野卡丁车等

9:00-18:00/10RMB

•Zero kilometer 重庆市零公里

Besides the one located in the Chaotianmen park, this one is on the top of the mountain. Be sure to take a picture with it!
重庆坐标原点,一个在朝天门广场,一个在歌乐山山顶。
24hours/free

Tips

Go to DiDi APP to start your journey!
Pick up here: ‘歌乐山森林公园东门’ or ‘歌乐山索道’

打开滴滴APP开始你的行程吧!
👇👇Swipe down the article to learn about the coupons for your ride!

Dining 美食

Geleshan Laziji (Spicy chicken)

歌乐山辣子鸡
Near the cableway station (mountain foot)
索道下来附近

Route 5

Nanshan 南山

Quick view 概览

A natural landscape in the city that consists of several footpaths and the following are the recommended top 3 that giving a great walking experience. Alongside their good locations and plentiful restaurant options, you get Chongqing's awesome views from the top. It's the best spot to see the Chongqing skyline.
条条步道通南山!

• City view 城市 • Fitness 健身
• Photo opportunities 摄影

Route No1 线路一

Huange ancient footpath - the most popular 黄葛古道 如此亲民

From Shangxinjie (Huangjiaoya Main Street) to Wenfeng tower/
上新街(黄桷垭正街)-文峰塔

3.5km/2-3hours

Hotspots 途经

•Laojun Cave老君洞

The nearby tourist site Laojun Cave is the biggest and most important Taoist temple in Chongqing and also one of the best viewpoints in Nanshan. The name of Laojun Cave can be traced back to the Three Kingdom period of the Han dynasty. Hundreds of years ago it attracted a large number of pilgrims at traditional festivals like QingMing and Lantern Festival. From Laojun Cave, on a clear day, there's a beautiful panoramic view of Chongqing's tall buildings and the two rivers like meandering jade belts through the city.
老君洞道观位于南岸区黄桷桠附近的老君山上,是重庆市的重要道观。始建于汉朝三国时期,数百年来,每逢初一、十五或清明、中元等传统节日,香客朝香,游人登高,香火一时胜极。
7:00-17:00/free

•Yikeshu 一棵树观景台

Nanshan Yikeshu is situated on Nanshan (South Mountain) across the Yangtze River from the main urban area. Here you can visit the lookout point and enjoy the most beautiful view of the city skyline, both day and night.
非常值得一来的城市观景台。
9:00-22:30/20RMB

Douhua restaurant 附近的一家豆花饭馆

Chinese herbs 草药摊

Old residents along the road 三毛幼时的故居

Dining 美食
Jiujiu Niurou (Beef) 九九牛肉

A typical local restaurant near the Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications
据说狠狠很好吃,邮电大学附近

Route No2 线路二
Longji Footpath - the most challenging one
龙脊山步道 挥汗如雨

From the back door of Chongqing Technology and Business University to the top
工商大学后门-山顶

The most challenging one as its known for being steep. So be sure to bring drinking water with you.
2km/1.5hours

Hotspots 途经

•Yihuali Park 壹华里

A popular place with many sites especially for photo opportunities! The hotpot restaurant located there is really tasty - you don't wanna miss it! For those unique photos, don't forget to visit the giant hotpot pot at Yihuali park. And if you're thirsty after all your photo taking, grab a delicious milk tea from the local milk tea shop for just 6rmb. For where exactly they are please don't hesitate to WeChat: CQEXPATGUIDE
南山上的网红打卡点,适合去拍照拍了就走的那种。推荐你去那家特别好吃的火锅店🥘 还有家特别好喝的奶茶店🧃具体地点请咨询微信:CQEXPATGUIDE
24hours/free

Route No3 线路三
Chuntianling Footpath - the most close to nature
春天岭步道 亲近自然

From Liangdengya tool booth to Great Golden Eagle
凉风垭收费站-大金鹰

4km/3-4hours

Hotspots 途经

•Nanshan Botanical Garden 南山植物园

If you're looking for fresh air in the city then look no further. It has an altitude of 420m-680.5m, and covers an area of 551 hectares. It regularly holds the Camellia Show, Plum Festival, and Cherry Blossom Festival, and is a very popular spot among local people.
海拔高420m-680.5m的城市氧吧,占地551公顷。定期举办茶花展,梅花节和樱花节,当地人的出游优选。
9:30-17:00/29rmb

•Great Golden Eagle 大金鹰

A famous sculpture suited 671m high
山顶上的很大的一个金色的鹰,海拔671米
8:30-00:00/12rmb

Source:

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www.sohu.com/a/247506606_100216012/http://dy.163.com/v2/article/detail/EA7OLLNN0518W8E1.html/https://www.sohu.com/a/255807373_332509/https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_6591220/https://www.sohu.com/a/119271652_353867/https://www.sohu.com/a/209266713_99958817/重庆购物狂/大众点评/Skylight Lounge/Himalaya

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