Breathtaking suburban stilted buildings in Chongqing
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Every city has its distinctive buildings, such as Hutong of Beijing, Nongtang of Shanghai, Xiangzi of Chengdu. For Chongqing, the stilted building built against mountains and towards rivers is its highlighted architecture.
Hong’an Old Street 洪安老街
Speaking of stilted buildings, people would involuntarily think of the old and mysterious town in western Hunan in the Border Town by Shen Congwen.
Hong’an is the original model of Shen Congwen’s Border Town. The town is full of ancient buildings and Tujia and Miao stocked villages are in a class by themselves, forming a picturesque scene accompanied by the green water. The most interested thing is the cable-driven ferry, which connects the wharfs to either bank by a steel wire.
Location: Hong’an Town, Xiushan
Self-driving: Urban District of Chongqing — Inner Ring Expressway — Baotou – Maoming Highway — Hong’an Old Street, Xiushan
Surroundings: Xiushan Chuanhegai
Chiyou Jiuli City (City of Nine Tribes) 蚩尤九黎城
Jiuli City is located in Pengshui, Chongqing. People here take Chiyou as their ancestor and consider themselves the descendants of the union of nine tribes; and they hold a sacrificial ceremony every year to worship Chiyou.
The most attractive things in Juili City are those stilted buildings built on mountains. The large architectural complex contains over 300 rooms have a big difference in height of 80m. It is the largest complex of stilted buildings in the world. At the foot of the mountain is the world’s largest quadrangle courtyard.
Location: East Bank of Wujiang River, Pengshui
Self-driving: Urban District of Chongqing — Inner Ring Expressway — Baotou – Maoming Highway — Chiyou Jiuli City, Pengshui
Surroundings: Ayi River and Mowei Mountain