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Old January 13th, 2012, 10:13 PM   #221
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I know, Chongqing looks marvellously hilly (I myself do miss tightly knit hilliness) ... I've been wondering, e.g., if there's some form of future development anticipated that necessitates the extraordinarily tall routes for clearance purposes when it come to transporting materials to future worksites over there
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Old January 14th, 2012, 12:48 AM   #222
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You should visit Chongqing someday and I bet you'll be fascinated by it. I think one possibility is the tall monorail allows clearance for future elevated roads to be built below it if the ground level streets become too crowded. BTW have you checked out some impressive road projects they did in Sichuan province in the Chinese highway thread? There are some incredibly tall viaducts built on cliff sides and zigzagging through deep valleys.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 01:55 AM   #223
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You should visit Chongqing someday and I bet you'll be fascinated by it. I think one possibility is the tall monorail allows clearance for future elevated roads to be built below it if the ground level streets become too crowded. BTW have you checked out some impressive road projects they did in Sichuan province in the Chinese highway thread? There are some incredibly tall viaducts built on cliff sides and zigzagging through deep valleys.
Somewhere earlier in this thread it was mentioned that there are few bicycles in Chongqing due to the hilliness. If this is true, this might be the most pedestrian-friendly place in China.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 06:23 AM   #224
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yes to both of your conclusions woon; few if any bicycles in Chongqing and definitely the most pedestrian friendly big city in China.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 10:08 PM   #225
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(Thank you, hmmwv, but neither roads nor their works fascinate me, although you might like to take a peak at Mexico's Baluarte bridge, now the world's tallest having just been opened to traffic this year [I'm just trying to return the favour].)
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Old March 1st, 2012, 04:50 AM   #226
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Here is the 牛角沱 intersection
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almost like the monorail-monorail crossing in Disneyland of Anaheim


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Old March 1st, 2012, 08:26 AM   #227
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The extension to Jiangbei Airport is phase two of Line 3, phase one ends at Longtousi/Chongqing North Railway Stn. So yeah now you can ride to the airport from downtown using metro.
That's awesome, no need to deal with those damn taxi's if you're going to Jeifangbei.
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Old March 1st, 2012, 09:05 AM   #228
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That's awesome, no need to deal with those damn taxi's if you're going to Jeifangbei.
the problem with those taxis is that you tell them to take you to Jiangbei but they do the "scenic route" and you find yourself traveling through Jeifangbei and paying an extra 50-70 RMB
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Old March 1st, 2012, 09:41 AM   #229
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the problem with those taxis is that you tell them to take you to Jiangbei but they do the "scenic route" and you find yourself traveling through Jeifangbei and paying an extra 50-70 RMB
Exactly what happened to me. My taxi driver got lost, couldn't find my hotel on Minzhu Rd (Somerset Hotel, nice and surprisingly cheap) and said that I should pay more. Funny how a dude from Austin who had never been to Chongqing before was helping the taxi driver find the hotel.
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Old March 1st, 2012, 08:43 PM   #230
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Probably he was playing stupid and tryed to rip you off
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Old March 1st, 2012, 08:47 PM   #231
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Probably he was playing stupid and tryed to rip you off
haha....very possible. I saw the liberation monument about 4 times before I was like "hey, the hotel's over there!, let me out!" ******-A
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 08:01 AM   #232
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i think that was EXACTLY the case. Those hotels have been open for like 5+ years now, except for the most brand new ones. They know where those hotels are, it is just they may not know how to pronounce or understand the hotels in ENGLISH.

Case in point, Hilton Hotel is NOT pronounced as hilton - it is Xierdun (sound like Sheraton). I forget how to pronounce Sheraton, but it is also surprisingly similar sounding.

My point is, 1) it could be the taxi driver was playing stupid or 2) it could be the taxi driver was confused given the name and LACK of Chinese adapting to English in hotel names.

I personally think it is 1) because Somerset Jeifangbei Hotel (jiudian) is NOT difficult to understand and he could have easily dropped you off at Jeifangbei monument and you walk the rest (which sounds like you did anyway).

Looks like the Metro Line 3 from Jiangbei Airport opened just-after your trip FM. ...
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 11:00 AM   #233
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In the end it was an interesting experience I can look back and laugh at. Taxi's in China are MUCH cheaper than taxi's in the U.S. Going back to the airport a lady taxi driver took me and the way she pointed things out to me, I could tell she was really proud of her city. I was proud of it too. Great city, even met a nice girl that showed me around town and took me out to try some food in Ciqikou 磁器口.
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 10:45 PM   #234
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yep, Chongqing girls are the best! I nabbed one too.

Soon, metro will go out to Ciqikou. .....
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Old May 14th, 2012, 06:13 AM   #235
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The EXPO Garden station (CRT3)

Source: F R E A K panoramio account (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/66168631)

near Jinyu station (CRT3)

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Airport station (CRT3)

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Jintong Road station (CRT3)

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Jintong Road station (CRT3)

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Jintong Road station (CRT3)

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CRT2

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Old May 14th, 2012, 08:59 AM   #236
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Nice shots of the different stations of CQ metro.
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Old May 15th, 2012, 02:02 AM   #237
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Jintong Road station (CRT3)

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Love this picture! From elevated to underground
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Old May 20th, 2012, 10:55 PM   #238
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CRT - Chongqing Metro Subway Map

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Old May 21st, 2012, 05:23 AM   #239
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Thanks again for re-posting the plan.
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 09:35 PM   #240
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why the chongqing goverment chose some lines as monorail? Couldn't every lines to be normal subway instead of monorail?
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