Chaotianmen wharf is an important water transportation hub in chongqing, where the jialing river meets the Yangtze river. It is also a landmark and must-see attraction in chongqing.
Chaotian gate was built in 314 BC as the gate. In ancient times, local officials knelt before the door to accept the emperor’s orders. The emperor was thought to be the son of heaven at that time, so this place was called chaotianmen, meaning “chaotianmen”.
Chaotianmen is the largest wharf in chongqing and one of the busiest in China. The Yangtze river cruise, city cruise, and city ferry depart from the docks. Visiting the Yangtze river is the best way to see its most beautiful section, the three gorges. Sightseeing boats go between chaotianmen wharf and jialing river bridge or Yangtze river bridge. It’s a good way to enjoy the city scenery and the night scenery. Ferries shuttle between the docks and the streets of foreigners, a place of architecture and delicious food.
The jialing river joins the Yangtze river at chaotianmen. The jialing river on the left is 1,119 kilometers (695 miles) long, where it empties into the Yangtze river. In early summer, the green jialing river and the brown-yellow Yangtze river create a spectacular landscape with rolling eddies. Chaotianmen square above the wharf is the best place to watch the two rivers meet.
At present, Chaotianmen Dock has become the most prosperous commercial wholesale and retail area of the city. The boats, ferries, riverside wharfs, crowded pedestrians, and alley of shops and buildings on the banks of the two rivers make it lively. The well-developed traffic and the thriving commerce attract more and more people to go there.