Only half a day required for a place to visit by rail transits
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- You can try a quick and easy ride downtown with friends by rail transits! Let’s take a look at some spots along CRT Lines 1 and 2 this time!
CRT Line 1
Mountain City Alley
Station: CRT Jiaochangkou Station of Line 1
If you want to feel original old Chongqing, you still have to walk in the streets and alleys. There are only a few preserved old streets in Chongqing, but fortunately, Mountain City Alley is one of them.
It’s even more fun now with all the new shops and the whole place is a bit livelier.
It is the only century-old alley in Chongqing named after “Mountain City”, and is also a microcosm of Chongqing’s history and culture, with its stories, memories and legends piled up here over a hundred years ago.
The quaint old house next to the ficus virens, the old wall on the corner, the greenish stone steps… all of them give a sense of Chongqing as it was a century ago.
Address: Mountain City Alley, Jiaochangkou, Yuzhong District, Chongqing
Transportation route: You can leave from Exit 5 at CRT Jiaochangkou Station of Line 1, and then walk to the destination.
Ticket price: Free
No. 1 Printing Factory
Station: CRT Qixinggang Station of Line 1
Testbed 2 has long been an internet-famous place, but how many people know about No. 1 Printing Factory that shared the same nature? Perhaps even many old Chongqing people may not know about this place.
Most of the buildings in No. 1 Printing Factory were built between the 1960s and 1980s and are full of red brick houses and reflective glass walls, which stand out in the sunlight.
In fact, No. 1 Printing Factory is not just a cultural and creative park, but also a place where you can stop and look into the distance and take in the view of the other side of the river.
You can see a lot of murals in No. 1 Printing Factory, with various styles of graffiti murals adding a vibrant and literary touch to the whole park.
Address: Qixinggang Houjie Film City, Yuzhong District, Chongqing
Transportation route: You can leave from Exit 2 at CRT Qixinggang Station of Line 1, and then walk to the destination.
Ticket price: Free
CRT Line 2
Station: CRT Liziba Station of Line 2
Apart from going to Liziba to see the “train passing through building”, there are also hidden tour options here. Get off the rail transit and take a bus to Huacun to Guanyue Temple!
Not many people visit here, but the large Eight Diagrams and symmetrical architecture of the courtyard are uniquely beautiful. If you are a fan of Chinese costumes, the antique scenery is also excellent for the pictures.
Address: 170-2 Liziba Center Street, Yuzhong District, Chongqing
Transportation route: You can leave from Exit B at CRT Fotuguan Station of Line 2, and then walk to the destination.
Ticket price: Free
Kidd’s Fantasy Garden
Station: CRT Yuanjiagang Station of Line 2
Many people are fascinated when they arrive at Kidd’s Fantasy Garden, as if they have been transferred from the world of the old neighborhood to a magical fairy tale forest world, and the incredible thing is that this small garden has signage, which is amazing!
Unlike the lush green world of the garden, its room is more like a large fantasy world.
The 3-meter-long skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, various models of shipwrecks, sea monsters, taxidermy, helmets, seawater and sea sand brought back from all over the world with time and place marked one by one, recording the oceans and continents travelled...
It’s a world of treasures, with all sorts of curiosities waiting to be discovered and observed. How can you have the joy of childhood? Try here!
Address: Ground Floor, Building 23, Yuzhong Garden, Jiulongpo District, Chongqing (along the left side of the road in the community)
Transportation route: You can take the rail transit to Yuanjiagang Staion and walk there, or take Bus 325 and get off at Miaopu and navigate to walk there.
Ticket price: Free (Keep off the lawn)
Note: A phone or lens with a wide angle is recommended for taking photos. (Translated by Wang Huixin, Fathom Language Limited)