Three Gorges - biggest attraction of Yangtze cruise
"The mighty Yangtze river and its Three Gorges has long been one of Asia's most revered and dramatic nature attractions." - by Mr. Richard Carroll
With a total length of over 200 km, Three Gorges stretches from White Emperor City of Chongqing to Nanjin Pass in Yichang. Endowing with one of the largest gorges in the world and one of the ten finest scenic sites of China, Three Gorges is the must see of Yangtze River.
Taking Yangtze cruise to Three Gorges is a great way to see the charming beauty of China and learn about its rich culture and history.
Tourists experience along Three Gorges:
- Enjoy beautiful gallery of picturesque landscape;
- Visit ancient historical culture relics, like Fengdu Ghost City, White Emperor City, Zhangfei Temple, etc;
- Find the traces of Hanging coffins & Trestle Road;
- Heard the legendary story of the soaring peaks;
- Meet the renowned Three Gorges Dam in the world.
Yangtze Cruise of Three Gorges
Parts of Three Gorges
With the gorgeous scenery along the way, Three Gorges can be divided into various gorges, broad valleys, streams, etc. Among them, there are three featured gorges to mention: Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge.
Qutang Gorge (瞿塘峡）
Known for the majestic view, Qutang Gorge is the shortest one with only 8 km from White Emperor City to Daxi stream. With dramatic and gorgeous ancient narrow trestle road along the cliff, it is also endowed with great human culture relics.
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As the deep and quite canyon, Wu Gorge extends 45 km from Wushan to Guandukou in Badong County. Featured with fantastic and peculiar strong peaks, banking the water and boasting an interesting legend, Wu Gorge presents elegant, twists and turns, and attractive sceneries.
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From Zigui to Nanjin Pass in Yichang is called Xiling Gorge, the longest part with 76 km. Known for its dangerous rugged shoals & turbulent waters, historically. Now tourists can hardly see the billowy waves, but the beautiful landscape and historical sites will let me linger, like exploring the Three Travelers’ Cave and Huangling Temple, both historical landmarks.
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Qutang Gorge Scenery
Wu Gorge Scene
Xiling Gorge Cruise
To view the gorgeous Three Gorges, you can choose any Yangtze Cruise Ships ,such as Victoria Cruises and New Century Cruises and President Cruises. Both upstream and downstream cruises of these cruise companies will take you to the Three Gorges.
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