Yangtze River Trip

Yangtze River Trip

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The Yangtze River is the third longest river in the world after the Nile and the Amazon, with a total length of 6,363 meters. The Yangtze River originates from the Tanggula Mountain Range on the Tibetan Plateau, the “Roof of the World”. The mainstream flows through 11 provinces in China and finally into the East China Sea. When you travel along the Yangtze River, you can always enjoy beautiful scenery with different styles. This article introduces the most important attractions of the possible Yangtze River trip from west to east.

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Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge is the first big canyon of the Yangtze River, crossing between Haba and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. It is named after the legend of a tiger jumping over a stone in the heart of the river. With a vertical height difference of nearly 4,000 meters, the canyon is one of the deepest in the world and one of the most beautiful canyons in China. It is a trekking route that many trekkers aspire to. The best time to visit Tiger Leaping Gorge is from April to June and September to October.

Yangtze River Trip Attractions – Three Gorges

The Three Gorges of the Yangtze River is located on the mainstream of the Yangtze River in Chongqing City and Hubei Province, China, and is 193 kilometres long, consisting of Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge. The cliffs of the Three Gorges of the Yangtze are unusually steep. The Qutang Gorge has a rocky situation like an axe splitting; the Wu Gorge is draped with clouds and rain and is filled with red leaves in autumn; the Xiling Gorge has overlapping rocks. From afar, the two sides of the Yangtze River are filled with mountains and ridges. These steep mountains are the most beautiful barrier of the Yangtze River.

The cruise along the Three Gorges is the best way to enjoy the beauty of the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River and visit the sights along the way.

The Enshi region & Enshi Grand Canyon

The Enshi region in Hubei Province was named “China’s Most Beautiful Wonderland” by CNN and “The Most Beautiful Place in China” by China National Geographic. It has been listed as a World Heritage Site by the World Heritage List.
Enshi Grand Canyon is a geological wonder of the world. There are hundreds of miles of cliffs, thousand-foot-high waterfalls, primitive forests and ancient villages in the canyon. Tourists can descend into the 100-meter-deep crevices or walk on the 300-meter-high suspended walkway.

Yangtze River Trip Attractions – Wuhan

Wuhan is located at the crossroads of the Yangtze and Han rivers, with many waterways and lakes. Many natural beauties, city culture and cuisine are inseparable from the Yangtze River’s water resources and water transportation.

Yangtze River Trip Attractions – Chishanhu Wetland Park

Chishanhu Wetland Park is located at the border of Anhui Province and Jiangsu Province. The Chu River and Xiangyang River, tributaries of the Yangtze River, bypass here. It was once a low-lying waterlogged area that was difficult to open. However, by introducing pond fir and improved ecology, it has become a national wetland park with abundant forest birds and beautiful scenery.

Yangtze River Trip Attractions – Wuzhen

Wuzhen is located in the lower Yangtze River delta region, where the fertile soil and temperate climate have nurtured the richness of Jiangnan’s fish and rice country. The BeijingHangzhou Grand Canal, which was expanded during the Sui and Tang Dynasties, connected the south of the Yangtze River to the central plains of China, bringing the region’s economy from prosperity to its prosperity heyday and creating many exquisite water towns. Wuzhen is one of the most visited ancient water towns.

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