Situated at the intersection of the Yangtze River and Jialing River, Chaotianmen Dock is a major water transportation hub in Chongqing. Built in 314 BC as a city gate, the port is a major attraction of the city and one of the busiest docks in China. Appreciate the most beautiful section of the Yangtze River by taking one of the city’s sightseeing ships and enjoy the amazing landscapes and the night view of the city when all the buildings begin to light up.
A bustling port
The name of the dock is literally translating as “towards the heaven gate” referencing that in the old days the emperor was receiving decrees from local officials in front of the gate and he was considered to be the son of the heaven in that time. Nowadays, Chaotianmen Dock is an important commercial wholesale and retail area of the city. This part of the city is bustling with ferries, boats, pedestrians, riverside wharfs and alleys of shops situated at the meeting of the two rivers. Every day the dock welcomes thousands of curious tourists exploring the lively area. Enjoy a charming night view of Yuzhong Peninsula and visit Chaotianmen Square above the dock where the Jialing and Yangtze River meet.
Take an evening cruise
Buy a river cruise at HongYaDong and start your trip on Yangtze River towards Sheraton Hotel. Admire the city in full view and enjoy your time on board of the cruise with some snacks and drinks that can be found at nominal prices.