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Chongqing Cable Car

Cable Car in Chongqing

If you are ever visiting this part of China, taking the Chongqing Cable Car is a must-do thing for anyone here.

Why you may ask, but the truth be told that this is your one chance to take a cable car ride over the mighty Yangtze River.

See, now you know that, and it cost only 10 RMB both ways for this amazing trip. And after riding the cable car across the Yangtze River, you can cross this off your China bucket list.

Chongqing Cable Car

Alright, let's get to the details - Chongqing is actually one of the largest cities in China and perhaps in the world when you stand at one end and look across the Yangtze River, it kind of looks like New York with all the skyscrapers popping up from everywhere. 

Because the city is split into three parts by two rivers, the cable car system was built back in 1987 with a length of 1166 meters and goes across the mighty Yangtze River.

Many locals prefer to use this mode of transport to avoid the traffic jams and the cableway journey lasts about five minutes one way, therefore, if you can, get in first so you can have a great view and have your camera ready.

This is also called the Yangtze River Cableway and is a very popular tourist attraction here. Below are photos of the Chongqing Cable Car.

Photos of the Chongqing Cable Car System

Cable Car Across Yangtze River
Notice the skyscrapers at the Chongqing CBD across the Yangtze River
Photo of Chongqing Cable Car
The Chongqing Cable Car - I wonder if they will upgrade this.
Chongqing Cable Car Interior
Two-way entry and exit system for the cableway
Crossing the Yangtze River
Cruising over the Yangtze River
The cable car passing some tourist boats that sail the Yangtze river
View from the other end where you see the commercial side of Chongqing
How To Get  To The Chong Cable Car?

To get to the Chongqing Cable Car, you need to look for the main entrance which is at Changjiang Suodao.

It is a 10 to 15-minute walk from the Liberation Monument, and you will also find it beside the Metro Station Xiaoshizi. You will most likely be staying on the non-commercial side of Chongqing too.

Chongqing Cable Car
Address: Xinhua Rd, Yuzhong Qu, Chongqing Shi, China, 400064
Phone: +86 23 6287 2299
Price: 10 RMB

Additional Tips
1. If you go during peak time, weekends or during holiday seasons, the wait can be anywhere from one to three hours. for a three minute ride across.
2. To avoid any long waits, best to go when it just opens. Or the minimum wait can be around 30 minutes to an hour.
3. If this does not fascinate you or you dislike waits and crowds, I recommend you give this a miss and head to the shopping streets instead.
4. Some visitors like to come here for the sunset shots over the Yangtze River.

Map of Chongqing Cable Car
Chongqing Cable Car Map

I would classify Chongqing as one of the up and coming tourist destinations of China with a lot spent on the tourism infrastructure here.

There are many natural wonders and interesting attractions to be visited like the amazing Cloud Bridge Glass Skywalk and also the incredible Glass Cliff Walk at Yunyang

Those planning to visit this interesting city, AirAsia X flies to Chongqing from Kuala Lumpur with four direct flights a week.

It is also best to book your flight tickets in advance to get a good deal, and when you arrive here, make sure you spend about an hour to explore and ride the Chongqing Cable Car across the Yangtze River.

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