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Yangtze River Map, Changjiang River Map

Being the longest and most beautiful river in China, Yangtze River and its epic Yangtze River Cruise have attracted numerous visitors. Searching for the latest English Yangtze River Maps to better plan your personal Yangtze tour? Here, we provide a large collection of Yangtze River Maps to help you, including the Yangtze River Location Map, Yangtze River Cruise Map, Yangtze River Cruise Port Maps, Yangtze River Port City Attraction Maps, etc. Check them out now!

Yangtze River Location on Map

Yangtze River flows from the west side of China to the easternmost side, separating the country into two parts - the north part and the south part. Another big river in China, the Yellow River, is above Yangtze River on a China Map. From the location maps below, you will know the brief location of Yangtze River on a World Map and China Map. Besides, you will have a glimpse of Yangtze River Basin from Yangtze River Basin Map.

Yangtze River World Map

Yangtze River World Map

Yangtze River China Map

Yangtze River China Map

Yangtze River Cruise Map

The world-renowned Yangtze River Cruises won’t take travelers explore the whole Yangtze River, but the most beautiful and most peaceful part between Chongqing and Yichang. Wonderful highlights like Three Gorges and Three Gorges Dam can all be found in this section. Such a cruise journey needs about 4~5 days.

Sometimes there may also have cruise ships travelling between Chongqing and Shanghai, which take about 10~11 days and make stops at Wuhan, Nanjing, etc. However, there are only two such in-depth cruise trips a year (no fixed time), while the classic Chongqing Yichang cruises can be found almost every day.

The Yangtze River Cruise Map below shows you the major port cities and attractions along Yangtze River.

Check all Yangtze River Cruise Routes if you are intrested.

Yangtze River Cruise Map

Yangtze River Cruise Map

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Yangtze River Cruise Port Maps

There are many ports sitting along the Yangtze River, while the most popular used ones are the Chaotianmen Dock in Chongqing, Maoping Port in Yichang, which are the vital two ends of Chongqing Yichang Yangtze River cruise journey.

Chongqing Chaotianmen Dock

Chongqing Chaotianmen Dock

Maoping Port Location Map

Maoping Port Map

Yangtze River Cruise Port City Attraction Maps

Since Yangtze River cruise ships usually depart in the evening and arrival in the early morning, travelers are given a whole day for free at the departing city and the arrival city each! If you coming from Chongqing side, you can have a day-tour in Chongqing first before boarding the ship, and at the last day, you can have a Yichang tour before catching your flight or train, vice versa.

The “8D Mountain City” Chongqing is mainly famed for its amazing hot pot and mazy geographic features - metro trains run through the stomach of buildings, great amount of houses are built under the streets with running cars... Check the Chongqing Attractions Map below or Chongqing Attractions to know the major tourist attractions in Chongqing.

Yichang marks the end of Upper Yangtze River and the start of Middle Yangtze River. Significant Three Gorges Dam also sits in Yichang. Besides the shore excursions to visit Three Gorges Dam and Tribe of Three Gorges during the Yangtze River Cruise journey, some visitors may also visit Yichang Museum before/after their ship trip. Check the Yichang Attractions Map below or Yichang Attractions to know more.

Warm tip: On the departure day, you can only take your luggage onboard during the boarding hours arranged by ship companies (time varies. some may during 16:30-20:00, while some may during 17:30-20:30). Before that, you are required to travel around with your luggage, which may be unpleasant at all if you carry a lot with you. However, the problem can be well solved if you book a private tour with us. Our local driver and guide will take you travel around with a convenient private car, and you can leave your luggage in the car when visiting the attractions. Interested? Contact us and customize your day tours now!

Chongqing Attractions Map

Chongqing Attractions Map

Yichang Attractions Map

Yichang Attractions Map

Shanghai Attractions Map

Shanghai Attractions Map

Wuhan Attractions Map

Wuhan Attractions Map

Nanjing Attractions Map

Nanjing Attractions Map

More Map Guides of Yangtze River Cruise Port Cities:

  1. Chongqing Maps
  2. Yichang Maps
  3. Wuhan Maps
  4. Nanjing Maps
  5. Shanghai Maps

 

How to Plan a Yangtze River Cruise Tour

Though the ship experience onboard Yangtze River cruises will be extremely leisure and hassle-free, planning such a tour is not easy at all. There are many questions requiring your answers. When to cruising? Downstream or upstream? Which ship company and ship to choose? Where to go before and after the cruise trip?

By time and weather: the best time to experience Yangtze River cruises comes in April, May, September and October, when you will get the most pleasant weather. November is also suggested, because the weather is still good enough for cruising and the price is attractive.

By trip length: The upstream cruise trip from Yichang to Chongqing takes about 5 days, while the downstream trip from Chongqing to Yichang takes about 4 days.

By ship company and ship: there are more than 6 ship companies and more than 28 ships serving on Yangtze River. Prices, features and cruising schedules vary according to different ships. Century Cruises, Victoria Cruises and Yangtze Explorer are our pick of best recommends. If you want more choices, please check all Yangtze River ships to get more idea.

By entire itinerary: If you are going to visit cities close to Chongqing before the cruise trip, like Chengdu, Leshan, Lijiang, Kunming, Guiyang, Lhasa, you are suggested to select the downstream cruises. While if you coming from cities like Wuhan, Zhangjiajie, Guilin, Yangshuo, the upstream journey from Yichang side is more recommended.

Still feel confused? Please feel free to contact us and let us experienced travel consultant help you!

Best Time to Cruise

Three Gorges in Autumn

Hongya Cave in Chongqing

Hongya Cave in Chongqing

Lovely Panda in Chengdu

Lovely Panda in Chengdu

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>> 6 Days Chongqing, Yangtze River & Zhangjiajie Exciting Tour (Chongqing + Yangtze + Zhangjiajie)

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Questions & Discussions

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Which town is known as the Gateway to the Gorges?
2017-09-14 08:52
Hello Michael,

Thank you for the good question. Usually, to some extent, Kuimen Gate (夔门) in Fengjie County is known as the “west gateway to the Three Gorges”, where you could enjoy the super splendid and magnificent view of the Qutang Gorge which is the first section of the Three Gorges. During your Yangtze River cruise, you could visit Kuimen Gate during the optional shore excursion to the White Emperor City that needs extra charge.

Wish you a wonderful cruise experience on the Yangtze!

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