Let’s go to Zhongba Island on weekends to enjoy romantic sea of grasses
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- In summer, Chongqing is luxuriously green and many islands in Yangtze River turn green, like a piece of “sea”, attracting a large number of visitors. While the Galsang flowers in Mudong are popular this year, the Zhongba Island nearby also becomes “hot”. Here is the travel guide for you.
Take a special trip by ferry
How to get to Zhongba Island?
Turn right at Shuiguozhoushi in Mudong Riverside Street to take a ferry, which leaves every half an hour, 10 yuan for a round-trip ticket.
It is recommended to get there in the morning because of the scorching sun and crowded visitors at noon.
You’d better wear sunscreen and put on beautiful clothes, so that you can take more wonderful pictures.
You can also cross the river on foot if you don’t like ferry. It is not far from Mudong Riverside Street, but the road is very muddy. Be careful.
It’s only a few minutes from Mudong Riverside Street to Zhongba Island by ferry, with picturesque scenery along the way. It’s very pleasant to sit on the deck and feel the breeze.
Peaceful meadow on central bar
It’s the best time to enjoy the sea of grasses in Chongqing from every May to July, during which islands are covered with green grasses, like lands of idyllic beauty.
There are many central bars of the Changjiang River, but the Zhongba Village in Mudong has a large area, with relatively original ecology.
At present, the sea of grasses has a spectacular scale, like a TV scene, which is worth visiting.
However, many friends recently said that they didn’t know how to get to the sea of grasses because the island was too large. If fact, you can get there via the path in Zhongba Village.
If you are still unclear, just ask a passerby. Otherwise it’s very easy to get lost, and you may can’t find the way to leave.
The sea of grasses on the Zhongba Island is by the river, where the green grasses form a piece of “sea”. There is native vegetation, and also green grasses stretching to the horizon.
You can lie on the natural blanket, enjoying the river breeze and feeling the fragrance of green grasses. Sometimes, you can see egrets flying over the island, becoming a special scene of the island. Besides, you can nearly experience all outdoor activities here, such as camping and grass skiing. However, please pay attention to the environmental protection and take away the garbage.
Low-key but real historical sites
The long-history Zhongba Island has two district-level culture relic protection sites, namely the Wanshou Temple and Naval Academy ruins.
Among them, the Wanshou Temple is one of the oldest known preserved wooden structures in Chongqing, with very high scientific, historical and artistic value. It is in Zhongba Village, which is perfect for history enthusiasts to look and walk around. Besides, there are also ruined old plants of state-owned pickle factory and sugar factory.
The whole island is still in its original state, with no road for automobiles, but only paths for handcart. Vegetables freshly picked on the island are very cheap, such as eggplants, corns, kidney beans and peppers. You can buy some by the way.
Don’t miss Mudong fine food
Half a crispy duck and a bowl of pea tofu pudding… Don’t miss Mudong delicious food with a history over one hundred years. Have a try before leaving.
Zhongba Island is in a relatively original state, but there are a variety of delicious food in Mudong Riverside Street. You can have lunch there.
Mudong tofu pudding is famous for its tender taste. The tofu pudding can wobble softly between chopsticks and tastes really delicious with the special sauce.
The braised pig’s intestines and yummy soybeans can instantly remind you of your childhood memory. There are also eggplants and cold dish of three kinds of vegetable shreds with fresh taste and endless aftertaste, which are also cheap.
Mudong also has many local and special products, such crispy ducks, date preserves and preserved mustard tubers. You can buy some if you like.
Take a bus or drive to Mudong Wharf first, then get to Zhongba Island by ferry. (Translated by Huang Juan, Fathom Language Limited)