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  • High Mountains in the Cloud
    High Mountains in the Cloud
  • Villages at the Three Gorges
    Villages at the Three Gorges
  • Steepy Mountains
    Steepy Mountains
  • Three Gorges in Mist
    Three Gorges in Mist
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    Three Gorges Scenery
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    Green Hills at Three Gorges
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The Yangtze River Cruise Tour includes the Three Gorges: Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, and Xiling Gorge. From Baidi City in Chongqing to Nanjin Pass in Yichang, the 191-kiliometer (118 miles) Three Gorges feature great canyons, steep peaks, and swift waters. During a cruise tour, one can not only enjoy the spectacular natural scenery of Chinese mountains and waters, but also learn about Chinese culture. The Three Gorges bury many past glories of China. It was the battlefield during the Three Kingdoms Period (220 - 280), the site of Ancient Ba and Shu Kingdoms, and the hometown of the famous poet Qu Yuan. In addition, The gorges contain vast water and hydroenergy resources, and world-famous Three Gorges Project is constructed here.

 Three Gorges 
During your tour, you will enter the Qutang Gorge first, the Wu Gorge second, and finally the Xiling Gorge.

 Qutang Gorge 
Qutang Gorge is the shortest but most magnificent gorge among the three. From the Baidi City to Wushan County in Chongqing, Yangtze River runs between the valleys for 8 km (4.9 miles). The narrowest section of the river is less than 100 meters (109 yards), and the widest is about 150 meters (164 yards).

Qutang Gorge Attractions include: Mengliang Stairway & Iron Lock PassChalk Wall & Water-Stealing Holes, Bellows Gorge, Daixi Stream 

 Wu Gorge 
Wu Gorge, with a total length of 46 km (28.6 miles), stretches from Wushan County in Chongqing to Badong County in Hubei. Since it is the most beautiful gorge among the three, Wu Gorge features deep valleys, grotesque peaks, undulating mountains, and winding waters. You seem to enter a magic fairy land when cruising through it, surrounded by mist and clouds. The excursion tour to Shennong Stream will definitely impress you with the limpid water, deep valley, and unique local custom.

Wu Gorge Attractions include: Shennong Stream, Three Little Gorges, and Twelve Peaks 

 Xiling Gorge 
Xiling Gorge from the Fragrance Stream in Zigui to the Nanjin Pass in Yichang totals 76 km (47.2 miles). It is the longest gorge among the three. Also it is the most dangerous section of the Three Gorges because the currents are very strong as it washes up on the rocks. Xiling Gorge features small gorges in it, such as Military Books and Precious Sword, Ox Liver and Horse Lung, and Shadow Play Gorge.

Xiling Gorge Attractions include the following: Huangling Temple, Fragrance StreamNanjin Pass, Yellow Ox Gorge, and Shadow Play Gorge & Military Books and Precious Sword Gorge 

 Three Gorges Project 
The Three Gorges Hydropower-complex Project is located on the trunk stream of the Yangtze River between Chongqing and Yichang. It is the world's largest hydroenergy project contributing greatly to power generation, flood control, sediment regulation, and shipping. The gigantic Three Gorges Dam is a spectacular scene on the Yangtze River. Ancient Water Control Project & Influence & Significance


Yangtze Three Gorges Map

 Recommended Yangtze Cruise Itineraries: 
China Tour with Yangtze Cruise: 11-Day Small Group of Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise, Yichang, Shanghai 
China Cities with Yangtze: 15 Days of Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise, Yichang, Shanghai, Guilin, Yangshuo, Guilin, Hongkong
Yangtze Package Tour: 4-Day of Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise, Yichang

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