Cruising on the Yangtze

China is seen as a mysterious country. With so much to explore, where to start?

Yangtze cruises between Chongqing and Yichang, Wuhan or Shanghai are a fantastic way to explore more of China. Discover a river teaming with amazing natural beauties and historic relics.

 

On the River Yangtze cruise you will see the Three Gorges – Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge. Qutang Gorge is the shortest and most majestic looking of the three. Wu Gorge is often surrounded by clouds and fog in usual shapes and patterns, showing off the splendour of the surrounding peaks. Lastly, Xiling Gorge has spectacular scenery with springs, stones and Karst caves found along this, the longest of the three gorges. Don’t forget to take your camera on this trip; this will be some of the most striking landscape you will ever see.

On the border between Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge is the Shennong Stream. Flowing through Badong County, its ultimate course is into the Yangtze River via the Wu Gorge. Cruising along the stream by boat, become immersed in the wonders of zigzagging watercourses, the primitive environment, and the mysterious culture along the banks.

The 3 little gorges have been recently celebrated as they now house the huge 3 gorges dam, completed in 2009. Housing hydropower stations and navigation facilities, this is an interesting excursion; don’t forget to look down from the peak to see the superb views on offer.

Fengdu County and Ghost city is a stunning example of Chinese culture. The temple here depicts the Chinese belief in the afterlife, where the dead must undertake 3 tests to enter to underworld. These 3 tests are at 3 locations – the nothing-to-be-done bridge, the ghost torturing pass and Tianzi palace. All three attractions are eye opening and remarkable; definitely not to be missed.

Exciting China Tours can be taken to include the Yangtze River cruise whilst also seeing some of the amazing land of China. Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong can all be incorporated on this trip of a lifetime.

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