The cableway across the Yangtze River was put into operation in 1987 to increase the efficiency of transport between the Yuzhong and Nan'an districts in Chongqing without building expensive new bridges. With a span of 1,166 meters (3800 feet), it is much longer than its sister cableway across the Jialing River (1982-2011), but this latter is already no longer in operation. Huge bridges will soon carry the CRT Line 6 over the Jialing River leading to Jiefangbai and finally over the Yangtze River, so there is concern that the Yangtze Cableway will be abandoned.The cableway is mainly used by the local population for inexpensive travel to Jiefangbai CBD, but tourists also enjoy the beautiful scenery that can be taken in while crossing the Yangtze River. Thus, let’s hope that the cableway will continue to operate after parallel bridge is opened.
Yangtze Cableway is one of the attraction in Chongqing. we took one way ticket just to go to the other side of river. the feeling was good, but there are usually many people. we paid 20¥ for one way. Remember only cash is acceptable if you don't have Chinese identify ID card
It’s helpful~so many stairs, otherwise