Xiling Gorge - the Longest Gorge on Yangtze River
Xiling Gorge (西陵峡) is the longest of the Three Gorges, 76 kilometers long, starting from the Dadong County in the west and ending at the Nanjin Pass of Yichang in the east. It goes through the Hubei Province entirely from the west to east.
There are plenty of shoals and rapid currents, with the most dangerous ones being Xietan, Qingtan and Kong Ling, known as the Three Shoals of Xiling Gorge. Karst caves can be found everywhere around the gorge.
Scenery along the Xiling Gorge is spectacular. Some renowned streams, springs, stones and karst caves can be found along this section. As many historic celebrities such as Qu Yuan and Bai Juyi have been here and left numerous poems praising the natural scene of Xiling Gorge, it is bestowed with a great sense of history.
What to See around Xiling Gorge?
- Huangling Temple
- Lantern Shadow Gorge (Deng Ying Xia)
- Military Books and Precious Sword Gorge (Bingshu Baojian Xia)
- Nanjin Pass
- Ox Liver and Horse Lung Gorge (Niugan Mafei Xia)
- Three Travelers' Cave (San You Dong)
To view the beautiful Xiling Gorge, you can choose any Yangtze Cruise Ships, such as Victoria Cruises, New Century Cruises and President Cruises. Both upstream and downstream cruises of these cruise companies will take you to the Xiling Gorge.
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