Yangtze River is the largest river in China and the third longest river in the world (behind Africa’s Nile River in and the South America’s Amazon). On our Yangtze river cruise you will experience all the great things that this geological wonder has to offer. The Yangtze is the most important river in the history, culture and economy of China. The river is home to the Chinese alligator, the finless porpoise, the Chinese paddlefish and the Yangtze River dolphin. Here are five more great things to see on the Yangtze River:
1.Three Gorges Dam
The Three Gorges is named after the large valleys and mountains with which the Yangtze River passes through. The name of the gorges are the Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, and the Xiling Gorge. The Three Gorges Dam is one of the greatest challenge engineers have ever faced. The dam creates electricity and helps control the annual floods that have devastated China in past years. The Dam includes the dam itself, a hydroelectric and a system of locks. The Dam is remarkable project and is one of the final stops on the tour. Tourists are blown away by its size and power.
Although the Qutang gorge is the shortest gorge on the Yangtze it is still remarkable, it features narrow canyons and switchbacks that made it one of the most memorable sites along the Yangtze.
3.Fengdu Ghost City
The Fengdu ghost city is a stop along the city and is made up of ancient temples, shrines and statures that are scattered across the land. Although the town might feel eerie, it’s also interesting and filled with culture. The damned king stone inscriptions is the largest rock-side stone carving in the world.
After the dam was completed many run off “streams” were created that allow visitors to access untouched parts of China. A raft excursion down the Shennong stream will allow you to see unmatched natural scenery of inner China.
Chongqing is must see city that features a beautiful landscape, cultural sites, and the great Three Gorges. You’ll find a little bit of everything in this city which is known as “mountain city.”