Except Hongyadong, these old buildings in Chongqing are worth going
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Many tourists will go to Hongyadong when travelling to Chongqing. Except Hongyadong, some old buildings in Chongqing are worth going. Let’s have a look!
Kaixuan Road Elevator
It is one of the oldest elevator in Chongqing and also the first city passenger elevator of China. The construction started in January 1985 and was put into operation in February 1986 which has been over 30 years. It took about 3 minutes to walk upstairs from the the bottom to the top. It took about 1 minute and 34 seconds to walk downstairs from the top to the bottom. However, it only takes 27 seconds and costs only 2 yuan if you take the Kaixuan Road Elevator.
Huguang Guild Hall of Chongqing
Huguang Guild Hall of Chongqing is located in Dongshuimen, Yuzhong District, close to the Yangtze River. It is the collective name of the Qing Dynasty ancient buildings and antique new buildings of Guangdong House, Qi’an House and Yuwang Temple, which is the largest ancient guild hall complex at the center of the city in China.
This building complex was built during the reign of Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty. It has been expanded in Emperor Qianlong, newly-built in Emperor Daoguang and rebuilt in Emperor Guangxu. The present building complex is rebuilt during the reign of Emperor Daoguang and Emperor Guangxu, which has nearly 300 years of history. It witnessed Chongqing as a busy business part in Qing Dynasty.
Ming and Qing Inn (Xiahongxue Alley Inn)
It was built in late Ming and early Qing dynasties with two-story construction made of wood and bricks. The inn is a two-patio courtyard with a winding corridor and a patio in front and rear. The layout of the entire courtyard is like a Chinese character "日".
Ming and Qing Inn is close to the water terminal without worrying about lack of customers. In addition, it is close to the Huguang Guild Hall. Guests who can't live in the complex will choose to come here. Its business was booming until the liberation. (Translated by Mao Qiao, Fathom Language Limited)