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Eling Park

鹅岭公园 (鵝嶺公園, Élǐng gōngyuán)

Eling Park is located on a hill in the middle of central Yuzhon District, and so it offers a beautiful view of large parts of the city of Chongqing. The park was established at the end of the Qing dynasty in 1909. It was built by a wealthy businessman, and was renovated in 1958. Hundreds of plant species can be discovered in different parts of the well-tended gardens, and there is a tea house and a restaurant that cater to visitors. Tourists also enjoy the lookout tower, which opened a few years ago and provides a suitable platform for photographing the Chongqing skyline.

Entrance of the Eling Park in Chongqing

A number of subtropical plants adorn the enormous park:

Subtropical Plants in Eling Park

A covered bridge invites you to linger awhile:

Bridge in Chongqing Eling Park

The new lookout tower, which resembles a pagoda, offers a panoramic view that is unparalleled:

Lookout Tower of the Eling Park in Chongqing

View of the western part of the Yuzhong District with the adjacent Jiulongpo District. The Yangtze River appears on the left side of the picture. The small regional center in the foreground can be reached from the Daping Metro Station.

View of Daping

The Caiyuanba Bridge spans the Yangtze River with an arc length of 1320 feet, and in addition to vehicular traffic carries the Metro Line 3 from Yuzhong (left) to Na'an (right). A second Yangtze River Bridge that carries the freeway can just be made out in the mist:

View towards the Yangtze

A significantly larger number of bridges cross over the narrower Jialing River:

View towards the Jialing

The tower is brightly lit at night:

Tower in Eling Park by Night

Up until at 10:30 pm, when the park closes, you can enjoy this view of the skyscrapers of Jiefangbei CBD:

View of Jiefangbei at Night

Or of the smaller regional centers on the other side of the Jialing River:

View towards Jialing River by Night

How to get there

Take the CRT Line 1 to the Eling Station, from which it is a 10-minute walk.