Hongya Cave is located in the riverside area of the Yangtze River and Jialing River two rivers converge and core business circle of Chongqing Jiefangbei Cangbai Road. It has city tourism landscape, and urban cultural landscape.
Ba-yu traditional architectural features of “stilted building” are the main body of Hongya Cave, and it was built according to the mountain, and built along the river.
Hongya Cave has a history of more than 2300 years. “Hongya Cave Folk-Custom Scene Area” project is one of the “eight popular support projects” conducted by the Chongqing municipal government in 2005, a total area of 46000 square meters, is the “key landscape engineering in Chongqing” and “AAA key travel project”.
It is the best place to visit group of stilted buildings, appreciate Hongya Dicui, stroll mountain city old street, watch ba-yu culture, and taste delicious food, and it is also the Jiangbei lounge.
Hongya Cave has a history of over 2,300 years. It was a military fortress from the ancient Ba State (1046 B.C. – 256 B.C) to the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 – 1911), and was also the site of the earliest and most developed pier of ancient China.
The site now houses a large-scale stilt house complex built alongside a steep cliff on the bank of Jialing River. It has become a popular destination for visitors to experience Bayu culture – a Chinese ethnic culture, gaze over the river, and taste delicious food. The stunning night view is a highlight and should not be missed.
Hongya Cave is an 11-storey, 75 meters (245 feet) stilt house abutting a steep cliff. It is popular with tourists because it has a similar appearance to a building in Spirited Away – a masterpiece of a famous Japanese cartoonist, Hayao Miyazaki.
It is incredible that the 1st floor and the 11th floor are accessible by two different roads. Visitors can take an elevator to each level where various bars, café and restaurants are arranged. Visitors can also see the symbolic Hongya Dripping on the 2nd floor, which is a small waterfall cascading down the cliff-face. It is regarded as one of the 12 Bayu Sites.
Nightscape from 18:00 to 22:00
The nightscape of Hongya Cave is a highlight and is a unique feature of Chongqing. When dusk falls, warm-toned lamps and lanterns brightly light up the stilt house.
Together with its reflection on the water, this shining complex is like a dreamlike pavilion floating among the surrounding towering skyscrapers. Visitors can view the stunning nightscape from different angles.
Hongya Cave is located in Chongqing‘s core commercial district of Jiefangbei on Cangbai Road and at the intersection of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers.
The area combines travel, business, and cultural scenery into one grand view, with an overriding theme of Stilted Buildings which stands for the famous traditional Bayu minority architectural style on raised wooden stilts.
Hongya Cave at NightRelying on the mountains for support, the buildings are constructed along the riverside and extend from Jiefangbei directly to the riverside. Visitors to the area can take in the rows of raised buildings, admire Hongya Dripping, stroll mountain towns and old streets, appreciate the Bayu culture, and warm oneself over a mountain-side hotpot meal.
The area overlooks the intersection of two rivers, and has a bustling nightlife and other leisure entertainment services.
The area surrounding Hongya Cave is often the theme of Jiefangbei banquet halls and other leisure destinations around Chongqing, with postcards portraying old Chongqing always including an unforgettable re-creation of the area.
Not a cave, but a Disney-esque recreation of the old stilt houses that once lined Chongqing’s riverfronts, this 11-storey shopping, dining and entertainment complex anchors the city’s tourism scene. Here, you can get a foot massage, buy a jade bracelet, eat a dinner of spicy skewers and down a beer or cup of tea or coffee, all in one place.
It’s cheesy good fun and at night, the lit-up complex is fairly spectacular.
1:01 Walking Along the Riverside of Jialing River
22:16 Walking on the Thousand-Door Bridge
30:16 Entrance of Hongya Cave
33:53 Walking Inside the Hongya Cave Shopping Area
1:13:59 Walking Along the Riverside of Jialing River
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