Yichang Attractions: Sightseeing in Yichang & Yangtze River
With the Yangtze River running through, Yichang boasts fabulous natural landscapes and rich cultural heritage. By taking a Yangtze cruise, visitors could view Three Gorges scenery and the world famous project Three Gorges Dam Site. To add more fun in your cruise trip, you could explore Yichang Museum, Chinese Sturgeon Museum and Sanyou Cave before or after your Yangtze cruise.
Yangtze River Cruise
Yichang, in Hubei province, is as one of the famous port cities along Yangtze River. It’s the embarking or disembarking city for your Yangtze River Cruise between Yichang and Chongqing. From Yichang, visitors could choose the relaxing Yichang Chongqing cruise line that takes 5 days and 4 nights on Yangtze. Also, the cruises from Shanghai to Chongqing, or from Wuhan to Chongqing, will pass through Yichang city. Along the cruise travel, cruisers will have fantastic shore excursions along Yangtze River. The shore excursion sites include:
- Three Gorges Dam
- Tribe of Three Gorges
- Three Gorges
- Lesser Three Gorges
- Shennv Stream
- Shennong Stream
Three Gorges Dam
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Built in 1980, the main building of Yihcang Museum is a three-story building built to an ancient style. It has a collection of more than 30,000 pieces of cultural relics, among which 17,035 pieces were found by archaeologists in Yichang region and 95 pieces listed as first-class relics in China. There are more than 600 cultural relics displayed, telling about Chengbeixi Culture, Daxi Culture and Yangshao Culture etc.
Chinese Sturgeon Museum
This spot is great for families with kids. Chinese Sturgeon, known as a living fossil, is thought to have lived at the same time as dinosaurs. In Chinese Sturgeon Museum, you will have the opportunity to enjoy seeing not only Chinese sturgeon but also Russia sturgeon, American Paddlefish, Amur sturgeon, Hybrid sturgeon and many more.
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It is located at the northern exit of Xiling Gorge and 10 km from Yichang downtown. Hence, this place is good to explore after or before your Yangtze River cruise. Originated from the story of three friends travel to the cave, therefore this cave is also called “Three Visitors Cave”. Endowing with beautiful and quiet sceneries, you may travel with your friends someday.
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