Code: CQ08

Suburb Experience

Day 1 Jinyun Mountain - Pianyan Old Town/Northern Hot Spring
In the morning, take bus No.502 from Chongqing Hotel (near Linjiangmen station of subway line 2) to the terminal stop, Beibei. Then transfer to bus No.518 and alight after 6 stops at Jinyun Mountain Cable Way (Jin Yun Shan Suo Dao).
Then take the cable car to the beautiful "Small Emei"- Jinyun Mountain. The admission fee will be CNY15 and the fare for the cable car CNY20. (the site is free to enter on each Arbor Day, March 12). If you want to visit the well-known Lion Peak within this scenic area, an extra charge of CNY5 per person is required.
Jinyun Mountain, located in the suburb of Chongqing, is a pleasant resort in summer. With an altitude of 980 meters (3,215 feet), nine peaks standing aloft, surrounded by luxuriant trees and bamboos, the mountain deserves its name - "Small Emei Mountain". Famous for its historic relics and natural beauty, it attracts numerous tourists each year.
Spend your time leisurely and have your lunch right there in the mountain. You can take the advantage of tasting the local cuisine.

In the afternoon, visit the Pianyan Old Town and savour its simple and unsophisticated style. You can take a taxi or carpool a minivan with other travelers. Stroll along the ancient street to explore its unique and primitive atmosphere after dinner. The town is famous for its peculiar wall in its northern part. Most artists will go there to sketch and take photos. Stay overnight in Beibei. The alternative is to take a bath and relax yourself in the famous Northern Hot Spring. Many people will go there around 17:00, thus the best time to go is after 19:00 when there are less tourists. The cost varies from CNY10 to CNY150 per person, but you will find it worthwhile.
Day 2 Jindao Gorge
Take a bus from Beibei Coach Station to Jindao Gorge Scenic Spot at CNY15.
Jindao Gorge Scenic Spot, about 62 km from Beibei district, is a newly discovered impressive gorge with its primitive and haunting beauty. This karst area is full of surprises for tourists. Due to the famous ten miles plank road built along a cliff, this spot has a reputation as the most dangerous gorge in China. It is also an ideal summer resort. You can hike in the gorge, and it takes about 2 to 3 hours. The admission fee is CNY100 during peak season (March to October) and CNY60 during low season (November to February).

Return to Beibei and catch a bus back to Chongqing City.
 More Related Trips:
Downtown Finding: Visit the Taibai Garden, Tianzi City and appreciate Yangtze River.
Hechuan and Fuling: Visit Military Terray of Diaoyu Castle and Laitan Temple; tracing the ancient wisdom of Stone Fish and Fuling Zhou-yi Garden.

Questions & Answers
Asked by Nathalia Elizabeth Burleson from USA | Mar. 13, 2019 00:31Reply
Bus to Jindao
How long does the bus take to Jindao Scenic Spot? What is the Chinese characters for it? What are the hours it runs. Thank you!
Answers (1)
Answered by Margaret | Mar. 19, 2019 18:04

Jindaoxia Gorge is located in Jindaoxia town, Beibei district, Chongqing city, 90 kilometers from the center of Chongqing city. If you depart from Beibei Coach Station (北碚汽车站坐北碚-金刀峡的客车) , the earliest bus shift runs 6:30 in the morning, and the last bus leaves about 2:30 pm every day. It usually runs 7 shifts in a day. And you can also take the bus at the 22 Team Station of Beibei Old town (北碚老城22队总站), which will depart at 8:30, 10:30 and 14:30, 3 shifts of each day.
Asked by Marcus from CANADA | Apr. 06, 2016 12:39Reply
Bus to Jindao Scenic Spot
Please tell me if Bei Bei Bus station is located in Bei Bei subway stn in Metro Line 6?
Also what is the bus # to take from Bei Bei Bus station to Jindao Scenic Spot directly?
Answers (3)
Answered by Yong | Apr. 09, 2016 03:16

Yes. You can take Line 6 and get off at Zhuangyuanbei station, near that you will find the BeiBei Bus station. The bus to Jindao Scenic spot has no number, just the Chinese character of Jindao Scenic Spot.
Answered by Marcus from CANADA | Apr. 11, 2016 07:29

I checked the Chongqing Subway system and I cannot find Zhuangyuanbei station on Metro Line 6. Is this station has other name?
Answered by Yong | Apr. 11, 2016 20:50

Zhuangyuanbei, in Chinese is 状元碑, is one of the stop of Chongqing Metro Line 6.
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