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Gele Hill (Gele Shan/Baigong Guan/SACO)

Shapingba Qu, Chongqing 400000, China
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Ranked #14 of 362 Attractions in Chongqing
4.0 of 5 stars 46 Reviews
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

GeleShan is a good climb, but as with most places in China, the track is a series of steps. The steps are not uniform in height which makes climbing them uncomfortable sometimes. The steps are actually numbered, which helps you keep track. I prefer hiking tracks like in the West. If you keep climbing past the "plateau", you will encounter... More 

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

This place is a little difficult to locate on your own, a taxi from my hotel at Doubletree, Hilton in Jiangbei cost me about 50RMB (approx. $10 USD). The museum is located a little ways up a mountain, where at the base lies the University of Chongqing. Back in its day, this what looks like a posh villa from the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

It's actually in quite a pretty place considering it was a POW prison. But getting in and out is totally disorganized (even by Chinese standards). And the fully appreciate the historical side of it you'd need a tour guide and be able to understand them.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2006

Quite fascinating and very sad. This prison held members of the Communist Party who were then tortured and murdered at location before and after the rise to power of Communism in China. Can see the torture chambers and dungeon-like cells the prisoners were kept in. A moving experience. Environment is a nice change to the metropolis, though it is still... More 

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