The Chongqing Chaotianmen Port, at the junction of the Yangtze River and the Jialing River, is one of the busiest ports in China. Taking a cruise ship from Chongqing down the Yangtze River to Wuhan Yichang is now a popular tourist trip. Choose a deluxe cruise ship so that you can have a pleasant and memorable experience on the Yangtze River.
The position of the port makes it possible for central China to receive goods by water and despite the emergence of a comprehensive road network, Chongqing still receives large volumes of water cargo, as well as being the largest passenger port on the Yangtze. Large numbers of boats and passenger ferries use the river, offering visitors scenic cruises along the Yangtze and the Jialing River to Yichang. Chongqing is considered the best place to start a cruise along the Three Gorges.
Longer boat rides to major cities start in Chongqing too, offering a picturesque way to travel long distances. The passenger boats fall into four categories: the star-rated boat, the foreign tourist boat, the domestic tourist boat and the common passenger boat. The accommodation and services offered by the boats can be quite varied and visitors should be aware that the cheaper options become quite crowded. Visitors should contact the ticket office at Chongqing Chaotianmen Dock for detailed information.