Shibaozhai is a hill on Yangtze River, located in Zhong County (Chongqing, China). The rocky hill features extremely steep sides and heigth around 200 m (660 ft). On the river side there is a red pavilion leaning against the hill, which provides walkway to the temple at top, with entrance at its base.
At top of Shibaozhai is a 3-storied hall dedicated to Manjusri created during the reign of Xianfeng Emperor (1850–1861), named the Purple Rain Pavilion. In 1819, the 9-story pavilion was built adjacent to the cliff in order to aid people in getting to top of the hill. Prior to its construction, visitors to the temple were lifted to the top using chains. In 1956, another three stories were added at top of the structure. On pagoda's top is a Buddhist temple.
At the hill's base alongside the bank of the river is a row of merchant stalls that follows the path from the dock to pavilion's entrance. Many river cruise ships dock at Shibaozhai for a couple of hours to allow their passengers to tour the famous pavilion and temple.
Port Shibaozhai cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Shibaozhai, China, Yangtze River. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|11 September, 2020|
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