major new riverside attraction opens in Chongqing, China

A huge new complex has opened on the banks of the Yangtze River in Chongqing, which is set to become a major draw for tourists.


The 120,000m² Landmark Riverside Park development features multiple attractions, including the city’s first Madame Tussauds waxwork museum and a Sea Life aquarium. Both attractions are managed by UK-based Merlin Entertainments. It will also showcase traditional Chongqing culture in the ‘Maker Space’ area, as well as a vast array of F&B and retail outlets.


The complex was developed by Hongkong Land, which owns luxury retail property in several major Asian cities, as part of a joint venture with China Merchants Shekou Holdings.


The new complex is located in Chongqing’s Nan’an district, which literally means “the southern bank of Yangtze River”. The development also involved the restoration of 1km of marble stone streets and the renovation of an old French navy barracks.