228: Nine Dragon Pillar
In the geographic centre of the city, supporting the flyover intersection of the north–south elevated road and the east–west Yan’an Road, is a large pillar decorated with nine dragons. Local legend has it that when engineers came to this area to complete the construction of the elevated road network, they were unable to break the ground beneath this spot. A monk was called and, after much praying, he informed the engineers that there was a dragon beneath and it had been awoken. In order to return the dragon to its slumber, the planned pillar was decorated and, miraculously, work could continue.
Yan'an Middle Road / Chongqing Middle Road
Tube: Line 1 South Huangpi Road