Chongqing Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

This fascinating exhibition center lays out a vision for Chongqing for 2020. Located above the Chaotianmen docks at the Urban Planning Exhibition Hallconvergence of the Jialing and Yangtze rivers, this massive gallery is even more amazing than its counterpart in Shanghai. The centerpiece of the gallery is an 892 square meter scale model of the future Chongqing city proper. But the planners have gone a step further by mapping out the development of a whole host of towns within the Chongqing municipality, with each given its own little room. Meanwhile, upstairs there are a whole set of displays covering such topics as Chongqing’s history, the Three Gorges project and transportation planning. Well worth a look is the 360 degree video display of the soon to be realized utopia of Chongqing. The video only operates from 10:30-11:30 and 15:00-16:00, so try to visit at one of those times.

Admission: ¥20. Open: Tue-Sun 9:30-17:30.

Tel: +86 (023) 6373 0777. Website: www.cqghzlg.gov.cn

Directions: The Chongqing Planning Exhibition Gallery is above the docks where the Jialing and Yangtze rivers meet.

Show the taxi driver: 请带我去重庆市规划展览馆, 谢谢。地址:朝东路1号。     (Please take me to the Urban Planning Exhibition Center. Thank you.)