Down the mountain goes through different characters which are related to a each other through different conflicts. The film is about the past and present revolving around the Hot Springs. It goes through ordinary people of china and their perspective of hot springs and thus establishing a space where they all converge together. The film explores the importance of Hot Springs in Chongqing through its history, ecology and people. It shows within one mountain there can different perspectives but they all are united and their directly or indirectly their lives are connected to Hot Springs.