On our second day in Chongqing we explored the port area in more detail. The port of Chongqing is the deepest class 1 port in China, open to direct foreign trade. A highlight of this major river intersection are the numerous sightseeing boats that launch toward the Three Gorges, shuttling hundreds of Chinese and international tourists back and forth from Yichang. As with much of the city, another new port is currently under construction, reflecting increases in River traffic brought on by the fans downstream.
In the evening we walked around the Huangjuewan Interchange, a massively complex elevated highway built to relieve congestion between the Cimushan Tunnel and the Inner Ring of the city. The mountainous terrain and dense urban planning make it difficult to introduce new infrastructure such as this, and the resulting construction appears like a web of concrete – a synapse of Chongqing’s automotive network.