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Hongya Cave

Junction of Changbai Road, Yangtze River and Jialing River, Yuzhong District, Chongqing 400000, China
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Ranked #5 of 369 Attractions in Chongqing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Like the structure, the scenery, and the boutique shops with local products. Do not miss it if you visit Chongqing!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Walk around and browse at your own pace. Have to be careful with some of the steps especially when its busy. Directions down a little vague, need to take lifts inside. A lot of souvenir type stalls and eateries around. No aggressive selling though which made browsing pleasant

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Xiamen, China
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The first thing you see when you arrive at Hongya Cave (Hongya Dong in Chinese), is its old-style architecture on the river side. The second thing you see is a Subway and a Dairy-Queen stores. It says it all. It's for tourists or locals to have fun, with fake old-style houses where you can find tourist shops, mall shops/restaurants and... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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506 reviews 506 reviews
350 attraction reviews
302 helpful votes 302 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Visited last May. Situated close to the river - it looks impressive as you approach it as it seems to go up the rock face. Very much a tourist attraction with some nice views and photo ops but that is it. It has seen better days - full of really tacky tourist stalls. There are places to eat and drink... More

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Shanghai, China
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

At the bottom, you can walk through a cave with a waterfall. This is aesthetically beautiful but only entertaining for about 5 minutes max. There's a subway, Irish pub, and a Starbucks within the structure which kind of take away from the ambiance of it being an old structure. The views from the top overlooking the river though are pretty... More

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Alice Springs, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Spent a cold and wet hour or so here. Enjoyed the time perusing the 11 levels. Obviously designed for tourists but has an eclectic selection of shops. Has a good view of the river, although in our case could not see the far shore because of the January weather. Certainly worth a lok around if you have some spare time... More

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Helsinki, Finland
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Street-like restaurants and shops in 11 floors. Tourist attraction, mostly for Chinese, but also lao wais (foreigners). Starbucks and typical Sichuan hot-pot hand in hand. Nice view to Jialing river, with funny pirate ship (why do they have it there?)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Obviously past its prime this location still makes for an enjoyable shopping experience buy bending architectural natural and environmental influences together to create a unique market experience. Harps Irish pup made for a nice reprieve from the heat and crowds providing very nice hot wings and a cold Guinness. Roy Orbison and UB40 drifted through the air... however I could... More

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33 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This is a beautiful piece of architecture. Unfortunately, without strict city planning, rising skyscrapers are threatening to really spoil things. Also, the maintenance has not been up to scratch so that the water feature and the 2 pavilions could have been nicer. Still, we were really pleased with the assortment of of arts and craft shops in the building though... More

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Chengdu, China
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Hongya cave is a fairly standard Chinese souvenir and food area. There are a lot of fun shops and tastes treats to be had.

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