Explore the city of Chongqing during your stay
Located in the scenic valley of South Hot Spring, the Radisson is surrounded by Chongqing’s most breathtaking landscapes of mountains, forests and waterfalls. Guests can ride the nearby cable car up to 850 meters to take in sweeping views of the terrain and then head back down via the alpine coaster. If you’re interested in other fun things to do in the area, head to the Chongqing Zoo to see Chinese pandas and dozens of other exotic animals, or spend the day shopping at Jiefangbei Square.
Sightseeing and outdoor activities
- Cable Car & Alpine Coaster (next to the hotel)
Ride the cable car to the top of the mountain, where you can get a bird’s-eye view of South Hot Spring and also visit an ancient Buddhist temple. With a 2,000-meter track down the mountain, this alpine coaster is the longest in China and one of the longest in the world.
- South Hot Spring Park (400 m)
Spend a day exploring the nearby sights of the verdant South Hot Spring Park, which boasts a glistening waterfall, Fairy Cave, the King temple of the Ming dynasty and a WWII monument. The park was also home to Kong Yuan, a Chinese military leader of the First Republic.
- Chongqing Zoo (19.5 km)
From goldfish to gorillas, animals of all shapes, sizes and habitats call Chongqing Zoo home. You can also see some of China’s iconic pandas at this 111-acre sanctuary.
- Hongya Cave (21 km)
A former military fortress for the Ming and Qing dynasties, Hongya Cave is a popular spot for tourists to learn about Chinese culture and features a stilt house built into a steep cliff.
- Chaotianmen (23 km)
Cross the largest harbor along the upstream of the Yangtze River and see where its murky waters run into the crystal-clear Jialing River. You'll find great views of the river at Chaotianmen Square, and you can go shopping along the wharf.
Museums and history
- People’s Assembly Hall (20 km)
Also known as the Great Hall of the People, this 4,000-seat auditorium was completed in 1954, and the building’s ornate architecture impresses travelers visiting from across the globe.
- Three Gorges Museum (20 km)
Located across the street from the People’s Assembly Hall, this more than 40,000-square-meter museum’s design commemorates the Three Gorges Dam Project, which lasted from 1992 to 2009.
Shopping and dining
- Jiefangbei Square (21 km)
With more than 3,000 stores, this commercial district is often compared to New York City’s Times Square. The area is also called Liberation Square since it holds the People’s Liberation Monument.
- Ci Qi Kou (31 km)
Porcelain Village is more than 1,700 years old and attracts visitors with its art studios, tea bars and Shu embroidery shops.