Hongya Cave

Hongya Cave, Chongqing: Hours, Address, Hongya Cave Reviews: 4/5

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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semitsvetik68
Xinmi, China116 contributions
Very busy place
Jan 2021 • Friends
Loved this snack and souvenir street. It has a festive mood, that you definitely will feel! Eat Chongqing fried buns. Or steamed beef brain. They are the specialties.
Written May 12, 2021
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Marco100192
Shanghai, China137 contributions
Nice attraction
May 2021 • Couples
Hongya caves are good to see and have a nice dinner there. Avoid the crowds during national holidays as this can be super packed and it’s a small alley area.
Written May 2, 2021
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Michael Lizar
Chongqing, China356 contributions
Trip to Hongya Cave
Jan 2020 • Friends
The most famous landmark in Chongqing city, a cool building, and spectacular light shows in the evening! You better come here around the afternoon and they so beautiful!
Written December 4, 2020
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MattwalesNorthWales
Chengdu, China1,843 contributions
Busy every single day
Oct 2020 • Couples
This place is super popular, granted it is a cool building which looks spectacular illuminated at night, and it is a superb vantage point for taking the odd photo, but in reality it is a shopping mall where all the shops sell the same tat. Doesn't matter what I say, you gotta give it a try.
Written October 19, 2020
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,211 contributions
So Cool but Crowded
Oct 2020 • Friends
We hit this attraction during National Week at night so it was very busy. You are surrounded by restaurants, souvenir shops, food stalls and some of the most picturesque views in the city. We thought the crowds were a bit much at the beginning but found some areas were quite secluded and quiet. It is a steep area so bring good shows so you can walk up/down.
Written October 9, 2020
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Kchen
17 contributions
Beautiful Lights - Partially Dark Due to Flood Damage (Sep 2020)
Sep 2020
This is a 10 story, underground shopping complex that contains a lot of interesting sights, from raw jade rocks to old coins and memorabilia. There is also a lot of small eats that you can try. It is a bit crowded at night but opens pretty late so you will get to everything. There are tons of people taking pictures due to the pretty lights, which unfortunately, were partially damaged by the recent flood. You could spend about 3-4 hours just browsing around the different shops. Prepared to walk a lot.
Written September 24, 2020
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Henry B
Kaohsiung, Taiwan86 contributions
Worth visit on weekday only
Jul 2020
Great place for tourist but was crowded over the weekend. Was told weekday will be less crowded. Great view of the river and lots of local eateries for those who can challenge the spicy food
Written July 14, 2020
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Greggy
Suzhou, China43 contributions
The sights, smells and sounds of Chongqing
Jul 2020
I visited Hongya Cave several times of my trip to Chongqing. I enjoyed eating the food, drinking the drinks and admiring the city view of Chongqing. This area is noisy, colourful and exciting. It can be crowded at night, but this is the best time to visit.
Written July 9, 2020
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Yesenia
Mission, TX5 contributions
Go in the late afternoon...stay through the evening
Jun 2019
Great place to find souvenirs, quick snacks, lunch or dinner. Afterwards, enjoy the sights. It looks beautiful after sunset.
Written May 10, 2020
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JonasCN
Singapore, Singapore3,962 contributions
A Commercial Area You Don't Mind Being Ripped
Dec 2019
The Hongya caves is on paper a 2300 years old military fortress. But there is so much development over the past decades that it has become very commercialised. Locals will tell you that only tourist visit this place, A visit to this place isn't difficult to tell why. It is surrounded by many tourist friendly shops like souvenirs, accessories, traditional dresses, ear wax picking artisans, and many local food, with multinational chains like Starbucks and Quanjude Roast Duck. Smoking is allowed. The sales person is also keen to rip as much money as possible for tourists. For example, I tried a traditional ear wax picking service in a shop. The service cost 60 RMB. But the lady claim my ears are infected so need to sterilise. They then added some disinfectant oil and then charge an extra 90 RMB. After I returned home, I checked and there was no infection. So it was a scam. Nevertheless, I will still go back there as the cave is an intriguing shopping experience as there are very few 9 level shopping caves in Asia. So you will get a kick walking around the levels through the turns and bends. The view of the Yangtze River when you have a meal is also a very good experience. You get to understand traditional culture in Chongqing by visiting. Moreover, the whole area is tourist friendly, good cool air circulation and nicely built. It is still a scam but at l don't mind the scam to understand local culture.

Overall, I will recommend all tourist to visit this place to experience traditional Chongqing culture. You just need to be wary to fall into scams.
Written April 11, 2020
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