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The gateway to the Three Gorges, Chongqing in southwest China is the fastest growing tourism city in the world

Published: 11 January 2018, Photos: Heartpatrick

Built on a mountainous landscape, Chongqing’s often mind-boggling architecture and urbanscape is a dream cometrue for urban explorers and photographers. – Heartpatrick

The Chongqing Art Museum at night is a breath-taking sight
The Chongqing Art Museum at night is a breath-taking sight
The daily commute on the city's expansive metro system
The daily commute on the city's expansive metro system
Staircases and elevated highways are two of the three most common features in Chongqing's urbanscape. The third is bridges
Staircases and elevated highways are two of the three most common features in Chongqing's urbanscape. The third is bridges
Staircases come in various styles and lengths in this city
Staircases come in various styles and lengths in this city
The city's elaborate metro system hard at work to meet the demands of over 30 million inhabitants
The city's elaborate metro system hard at work to meet the demands of over 30 million inhabitants
The elaborate Hongyadong terrace comes to life as night falls and visitors pour in to admire its gleaming beauty next to the Yangtze River
The elaborate Hongyadong terrace comes to life as night falls and visitors pour in to admire its gleaming beauty next to the Yangtze River
The spectacular, though garish, Hongyadong is an 11 storey stilt house built against a cliff. It has an incredible selection of restaurants, food stalls and souvenir shops
The spectacular, though garish, Hongyadong is an 11 storey stilt house built against a cliff. It has an incredible selection of restaurants, food stalls and souvenir shops
Chongqing is known for their fire-breathing spicy delicacies, including these meat skewers that are easily found on streetside stalls an peddlers
Chongqing is known for their fire-breathing spicy delicacies, including these meat skewers that are easily found on streetside stalls an peddlers
The city loves its architecture striking and attention-grabbing such as this, the Chongqing Art Museum, which perhaps explains why red is the most commonly used color in many of its structures
The city loves its architecture striking and attention-grabbing such as this, the Chongqing Art Museum, which perhaps explains why red is the most commonly used color in many of its structures
The Qiansimen Bridge is a road and rail  bridge, seen here with the Chongqing Grand  Theatre illuminated in blue and pink LED strips in the background
The Qiansimen Bridge is a road and rail bridge, seen here with the Chongqing Grand Theatre illuminated in blue and pink LED strips in the background

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