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Hi Chongqing: Yangtze River Cableway, a transport in the air

By YULING CHEN|Apr 19,2019

By Yuling Chen, Yiling Wang, iChongqing

Chongqing is a city of extremes that will make you lost for words. Spicy food, unique landscapes, ultra-modern buildings mixed with ancient traditional styles, a dynamic economy and warm-hearted people… Chongqing has just everything. In the video program of Hi Chongqing, we will discover this secret metropolis of China together, and Chongqing will definitely impress you.

In this episode of Hi Chongqing, we will take Yangtze River Cable Cars, a very famous tourism spot on Chinese social media, to view the mountain-river city from a bird's view. 

Apart from buses, ferries, and metros, people in Chongqing are smart enough to work out the cable car in the air to get across the Yangtze River and the Jialing River, as means of public transportation.

There were two major river cableways in downtown Chongqing during the 1980s. The first one was Jialing River Cableway, put into use in 1984, one-way ticket costs only 0.1yuan at the beginning, and closed after 30-years' operation, due to some safety concerns. The second is Yangtze River Cableway, has been operating since 1984, is the major means of public transportation for people crossing the Yangtze River from Yuzhong district to Nan'an for decades.

The Cableway, stretching 1,166km, one-way trip taking 5 to 6 minutes, is a tourism spot rather than public transportation nowadays. Taking the cable car can give you a perfect way to enjoy the beautiful and unique scenery in the 3D vertical city. It has become the city’s landmark and a touching memory for the locals.

Now, let’s check it out for more information about the cable car and amazing scenery around it.

(Acknowledgements to Chongqing Passenger Cableway and Patrick Freeman)


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