While China has many ancient wonders to boast of it is also known for several of its attention grabbing pieces of architecture and large public spaces, many of which are known to be among the largest such spaces in the world. The city of Chongqing, a busy inland port city is home to one such striking modern space.
If anyone is interested in being in the heart of Chongqing then Chaotianmen Square is the place to be. This huge square measuring 800,000 sq meters atop the Chongqing harbour while being one of the largest public squares in China is also the central point of the city and the zero point from where the city’s main highways start. Built directly above the confluence of the Yangtze and the Jialing Rivers resembling a prow of a ship it is the best place to get a view of the two famous rivers and experience the bustle of the city which has made the square the main destination of many visitors. Looking down from the square visitors are treated to the sight of the brown hued water of the Yangtze merging with the dark waters of the Jialing River which is particularly marked during rainy seasons when a lot of silt is transported down the rivers. The popularity of this public space is demonstrated by the fact that more than a million visitors come here each year to enjoy the views specially in the evening when the lights come on in the adjacent urban areas, and sometimes to participate in the dancing that takes place every evening; or even to go down the steps to the river bank to enjoy the views from there. The square which is built at the site of an ancient city gate, fulfills the functions of a sightseeing platform, a transportation hub and river bank protection. Yangtze cruises, the popular mode of enjoying the great river can also be taken from here.
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