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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 #6 of 362 Attractions in Chongqing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.0 of 5 stars 191 Reviews
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hackensack, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We visited this place twice, once in the evening and then during the day. There are all sorts of stores here, from clothing stores, to souvenir shops, snack stalls and full service restaurants. Parts of the shopping center are empty. The most interesting part is the food section on the 4th floor. This is an outdoors area, as are the... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is basically a town by itself, it was almost everything you need, accomodation, restaurants, shops etc. A shopping precinct that looks like it was carved into the side of a mountain. In fact, it probably is.... Not much I did not like about the place, other than the exorbitant prices the vendors charged for their souvenirs and were not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Good variety of restaurants with views of river. Cave is worth 2 minutes of your time; historic recreated buildings adjacent cave offer good restaurant choices

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

While it is an important Chongqing tourist location, it's also a little tacky and over commercial and suffers from the fairly typical disney-fying of chinese culture prevalent in many local sights. However it is certainly worth going just to see the view of the river from the top of the structure

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Ubud, Indonesia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Aka Hongyadong, the project adopts the traditional "diaojiaolou", hillside house on stilts. As tourist sites go, I didn't find this at all offensive -- on the contrary, it does an excellent job of recreating a slice of history in a high quality, charming and beautiful way. Ok there's a Starbucks there (great lattes!), but the rest of the shops sell... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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

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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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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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352 helpful votes 352 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
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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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