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  • Day27

    Chongqing Ankunft

    October 17, 2015 in China ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    7Mio Einwohner und 300m Höhenunterschied in der Stadt😱
    Das hübsche Rathaus für die Bezirke. Die Partei hat beschlossen, dass das hübsch ist😂
    Daneben der Volksgerichtshof
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    Marc Ddorf

    willkommen in chongqing! 😊👋🏻

    10/18/15Reply
     
  • Day9

    Red Pagoda

    April 2, 2018 in China ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Excursion to the Red Pagoda. Ninety nine steps to the top.
    The red wooden 12 story pagoda rises stunningly against a 30 meter (100 foot) high rock outcropping along the banks of the Yangtze River.

    The tall pagoda is the most interesting part of the Shibaozhai Temple. It consists of two sections: The lower one is a nine story edifice that abuts the rock outcropping. The upper section sits on top of the outcropping (where the temple buildings reside).

    The nine story section is not a free-standing building. Its architects designed it to lean against the rock outcropping for its support. Without it, the section would topple over.

    The Shibaozhai pagoda structure was built without nails.
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    Mary Penner

    Beautiful photos!

    4/2/18Reply
     
  • Day10

    Exploring old town Chongquin

    April 2, 2019 in China ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

    Fantastic market place with tons of people. Tom led us to a nice place for lunch where we all shared about 6 different dishes. Good thing he was there as no one spoke English. Used my google translate app to ask a girl in the restaurant if I could take a picture of the back of her T-shirt. It actually worked! She was all excited about it. Later on the street had different young Chinese girls come up to me to take a selfie with me. Too funny. Used it again with an old man who came up to me trying to figure out who I was. Put in “ I’m an American” and he got all excited and went back to tell his buddies. Huge smiles all around!!Read more

    Amanda Notarfonzo

    Hope you didn’t get anything from the women picking her nose!

    4/4/19Reply
    Mark Holmes

    Too funny. Probably true!

    4/4/19Reply
     
  • Day39

    Train to Lhasa

    November 4, 2016 in China ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Vanochtend vroeg vanaf Chengdu de trein gepakt naar Chongqing. Hier ben ik overgestapt op de trein naar Lhasa, de hoofdstad van Tibet. De totale spoorlijn loopt van Beijing naar Lhasa over 2000 kilometer. De aanleg duurde van 1984 t/m 2005 en het hoogste punt is op 5076 meter. Daarmee is het de hoogst gelegen spoorlijn ter wereld. Het station Tanggula is met 5068 meter boven de zeespiegel het hoogst gelegen station ter wereld.

    De rit gaat zo'n 44 uur duren, dus ik kom pas zondag ochtend aan.

    In de trein deelde ik een slaapcoupé met 2 Chinese meiden en een wat oudere Chinese man. Die twee meiden konden een klein beetje Engels, maar die man geen woord. De coupé zelf was vergelijkbaar met die van de Trans Siberië Express. Vier bedden waarbij je op de onderste twee kunt zitten en de bovenste twee kunnen opgeklapt worden. Niet enorm ruim, maar goed te doen. En er is natuurlijk een wagon waar je eten en een biertje kan halen.

    Onderweg zie je verschillende landschappen. Maar in de eerste uren ook vooral heel veel flats. Overal hoge flats! China is groot en er wonen enorm veel mensen, maar dat merk je pas goed als je hier door heen reist. Naast de vele gebouwen die er al staan, wordt er ook overal druk door gebouwd.

    Op een gegeven moment hield de bewoonde wereld op en kwamen we in een bergachtig gebied terecht waar al vorst en lichte sneeuw op grondniveau was. We zaten toen dus al redelijk hoog.

    Het eten in de trein (uiteraard met stokjes) bestond vooral uit rijst met een soort vlees. Niet super lekker, maar wel eetbaar.

    De tweede avond kregen we een zuurstofslangetje. Deze kun je aansluiten zodat je extra zuurstof binnen krijgt indien je dit nodig heb vanwege de hoogte waarop we nu komen te zitten. Maar ik heb niemand het slangetje zien gebruiken.
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  • Day118

    North Railway Station, Chongqing

    August 31, 2014 in China ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

    Die letzte Zugfahrt in China steht an. 313 Kilometer von Chongqing nach Chengdu. Zum Abschied zeigt sich Chongqing noch im Regen.
    Mittlerweile lässt mich das Prozedere im Bahnhof (Anstehen um reinzukommen, Sicherheitscheck, Ausweis- und mehrfache Fahrscheinkontrolle) völlig ruhig. Und auch über die drängelnden Chinesen kann ich nur noch müde lächeln. Auch wenn ich heute zum ersten Mal am
    falschen Eingang angestanden bin und am anderen Ende des Gebäudes nochmal in die Schlange musste.
    Wenn ich in Chengdu bin endet sozusagen mein Chinateil der Reise. Und ein bisschen Wehmut kommt auf.
    Aber ich freue mich auf auf Tibet und die andere Art des Reisens.
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  • Day11

    Chongqing to Xi'an

    April 3, 2018 in China ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Chongqing means double happiness, population 33 million people. Covers 82,000km. City centre alone has 10 million people. 80,000 buildings in this city are over 33 floors tall. Weather is humid and hazy because it is surrounded by mountains. Temperature in the summer is regularly 38 - 40 C. They sell 2,000 cars every day. The subway is over 90 m underground and there is only one subway line. However there is a very efficient monorail system.

    The oldest panda they have found was 38. They do not reproduce u til they are 5 years old. If they are sent to zoos abroad and have babies, they must be returned to China when they are two years old.

    The zoo covers 48 hectares. The pandas eat all day long. I think the red pandas are cuter. Also saw hippos and rhinos and various monkeys.

    People along the Yangtze eat more noodles as wheat is more prevalent than rice. People in the mountains eat more potatoes.

    The city has 25 bridges and they are building 10 more at the moment.

    Mortgage interest is 5% and an apartment costs 1.5 million yuan (5 yuan per Cdn $)

    Lunch at a Sichuan restaurant as Chongqing used to be part of Sichuan province.

    Another hour bus ride to the airport where we arrived at 1:15 for our 3:40 flight. We are able to go through a group check in so that gives us seats together if we wish. They don’t air condition the airports as for them it isn’t hot yet. We are quite warm as for us 31C is pretty darn hot.

    The fight was to have left at 3:40, but didn’t until 4:30. Arrived in Xi’an at 5:30 but are still sitting in the plane. Their rules are very strict but it seems no one obeys them. Snack provided was dried peas and fruit leather. Thank goodness they handed out whole bottles of water as we had been rather thirsty after lunch. The Pringles Vic bought smell like lard and the flavour slightly sweet though they are labeled ‘barbecue’.

    Luggage retrieval is wonderful. By the time we arrived at the terminal, our luggage was on the carousel. Our local guide Mary met us and led us to the Golden Dragon bus.

    Xi’an is a city of 10 million people. It is the city of noodles or food made with wheat, people don’t really like rice here, also not good place to grow rice.

    King Yo 11 centuries ago began the use of chopsticks by using his wife’s hair sticks to eat. Too hungry to wait for the food to cool down.

    Xi’an is the beginning of Silk Road.

    47 universities in this city. Holiday Inn has their reception area on the 5th floor as well as the breakfast area.
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  • Day9

    Goddess Stream from Wushan

    April 1, 2018 in China ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    The included excursion took us to Goddess Stream, one hour by ferry then 1.5 hour by small 30-seat boat, floating past Palm Peak and Shangsheng Peak. We were able to get a photo of Goddess Peak on the way back as the clouds dispersed and blue sky appeared.

    Now having trouble with wifi and VPN so hope that we can reconnect later. Aaaand we’re back. Probably difficult to connect due to the high mountains.
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  • Day8

    Pagode und letzter Ruhetag

    August 27, 2018 in China ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Wiedermal um 6:30 ertönte Musik... Allerdings haben wir den Lautsprecher ganz leise geschalten und uns lieber für unseren Wecker entschieden.
    Nach dem Frühstück ging es im Marsch zur Pagode die mit einer Hängebrücke zum Festland verbunden war. Die Pagode ist an den Felsen ran gebaut. Sehr interessant und auch sehr schwer zum rauf zu kommen. Ganz enge kleine Holzstufen sind in den 8 Etagen. Aber war schön das mal zu sehen. Oben hatte man dann einen super Blick auf die Gegend.

    Auf dem Rückweg kamen wir an vielen Souvenirständen vorbei... Mal mehr mal weniger schöne 😉 Es ist zwar erst halb Zehn... Aber die Luft steht schon und der Rücken tropft... Wahnsinn... So viel wie in diesem Urlaub habe ich noch nicht geschwitzt...

    Zurück auf dem Schiff saßen wir alle zusammen noch etwas an der Bar bis zum Mittagessen. Denn wir haben den Rest des Tages frei... Ruhe vor dem Sturm... Morgen wird es sicherlich stressiger.

    Am Abend mussten wir dann schon Koffer packen und vor 22 Uhr raus stellen... Diese werden nämlich nicht wir von Bord tragen müssen.. Aber wir fahren noch die Nacht... Kommen erst morgen früh in Chongqing an und da werden wir unser Schiff dann verlassen.

    Gute Nacht 🙃
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  • Day52

    Ralaxing day

    November 17, 2016 in China ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Vandaag niet enorm veel gedaan. 's ochtends alleen met de nodige taal problemen wat trein kaartjes om geboekt. Gelukkig kon er in ieder geval een medewerkster een beetje Engels, anders had ik daar nu nog gestaan.

    's middags een museum bezocht. Niet heel spectaculair, maar dat had ik ook niet verwacht.

    De voornaamste reden om Chongqing te bezoeken is de boottochten op de Yangtze River. Deze driedaagse tocht op het water ga ik dus vanaf morgen doen.
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  • Day14

    Shibaozhai

    September 15, 2017 in China ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    This morning we disembark and fight our way through the myriad of stalls and vendors desperate to sell their goods. Items with an initial price of 160 yuan often end up at bargain prices such as 20-30 yuan After a 15min walk we arrive at the "shaky bridge" a very rickety bridge leading to the Red Pagoda. It is situated atop an 80m rock, built in the 1800 and containing not a single nail. A precarious climb up to the 9th level rewards a spectacular view. Captain's Farewell Banquet tonight.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Chongqing Shi, Chongqing, Municipalité de Chongqing, 重庆市