Chongqing is a massive, beautiful city with limitless sightseeing options. Whether you’re short on time or plan to stay for years, the cable car should be on your to-do list. There are two different cable car options available in Chongqing, but I recommend the Yangtze River Cable Car. The other one crosses the Jialing River.
The cost to ride is only 5 RMB for a one-way ticket or 10 RMB round-trip. The sweeping, panoramic views of Chongqing and the neighboring mountains in all directions are unparalleled. Just check out the photos below.
When you arrive on the other side of the river, there is plenty to see and do. My group walked for a few hours along the river until we stumbled upon a beautiful, Buddhist temple at prayer time. There are also a few restaurants and tea houses very close to the cable car station. Here is my favorite photo from the entire day: