Chongqing is an inland port and a visit to Chaotianmen
Docks gives a glimpse of the how the life of this modern industrial
city mixes with its past.
Surrounded by mountains and on the confluence
of the Yangzi River and the Jialing River, the ships, steamers and
tugboats of this busy port jostle along the wharf. Nearby streets
are narrow noisy affairs full of market stalls, food stalls and
Many Yangzi river cruises start and end at Chaotianmen
docks. For a view of the docks and city, take the cable car across
the river from Cangbei Lu or Wanglongmen.