Enjoy the view of “two-flavor hot pot” from a height of 250 meters
The crystal corridor observation deck of China’s first horizontal skyscraper Raffles City Chongqing is open to visitors.
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- On the afternoon of May 30, the crystal corridor exploration cabin – observation deck of China’s first horizontal skyscraper Raffles City Chongqing was officially open to the public, attracting many local citizens and tourists. Particularly, the most popular place is the 250-meter-high glass observation deck on the 47th floor, where visitors queue up for take pictures in various poses.
The reporter found on the scene that the observation deck was adopted with the crowd limiting measure, but it didn’t abate visitors’ enthusiasm. After queuing up and stepping on the observation deck, visitors got a first glimpse of the confluence of two rivers. Looking downing through the glass, visitors would see palm-size steamers sailing on rivers slowly. Some timid visitors slowly moved forward step by step, hands on the railing.
Visitors are taking pictures on the crystal corridor.
In order to take pictures, visitors played all their cards: some sitting on the ground and some even lying on the glass. “Don’t shoot the sky. Shoot the view below.” A lady holding an umbrella sitting on the glass directed her family to take her pictures.
Tian and Zhou from Chengdu said that they came to Chongqing together for travelling: “It’s a wonderful trip. I enjoyed a very broad vision here, and can see the confluence of two rivers, namely the so-called ‘two-flavor hot pot’. It’s stunning.” “I’m a little scared, a bit weak at the knees, but I will still recommend it to my friends,” said Tian with a smile.
You can have a panoramic view of the beautiful urban landscape on the observation deck.
Compared with adults, children were more excited. Ren Yixin, a 9-year-old girl from Qijiang, said: “I have never seen rivers in Chongqing from such a height before. It’s very exciting and refreshing. I’ll come again next time.”
“The experience feeling is very important for an observation deck and similar business formats. Therefore, we have started a one-month internal test since the May Day to ensure visitors can be satisfied with the sightseeing route and services. In the long run, we will also consider updating the contents after a few years of operation to maintain the visitors’ experience feeling,” said Huang Ruicheng, Managing Director of Raffles City Chongqing, in an interview with the reporter. Chaotianmen, where the project is located at, has a profound historical and cultural resources, and is itself a popular tourist destination, while the wharf is the starting point of the two-river tourism and Three Gorges cruise tourism. The Changbin Road and Jiabin Road have been connected after the project going into operation, which also promotes the riverside tourism resources interaction in the Yuzhong peninsula. After the connections with famous tourist attractions such as Hongyadong, Jiefangbei, Changjiang River Cableway and Huguang Guild Hall are formed, the tourism in Yuzhong will be more convenient and will provide richer experience in future.
Many tourists are queuing up for visiting the crystal corridor observation deck.
According to relevant person in charge of the Raffles City, the crow limiting measure is adopted to maintain no more than 350 tourists in the scenic area at the same time. Tourists are advised to avoid the peak hour, and can buy tickets via the official website, WeChat Official Account and mini-program, or buy tickets through self-service ticketing machines on the site. (Translated by Huang Juan, Fathom Language Limited)