• Taking a Yangtze River Three Gorges cruise is a popular way to discover China. Why not relax on a slow boat in China, on the beautiful Yangtze River. It is spectacular and serene. A photographers paradise.
• A Yangtze River Cruise will take you through the center of China, while giving you the opportunity to see some of the most spectacular scenery imaginable.
• There are several impressive guided shore excursions on offer during the Three Gorges cruise including such classic attractions as the Three Gorges Dam, and the Fengdu Ghost City.
*Abundant offshore tours to the precious historical sites that survived the construction of the Three Gorges Dam.
You will be on the largest and finest ship - the only American managed cruise company sailing on the Yangtze who has a real understanding of great customer service. All ship crew members speak English and Chinese (and the manager speaks German, too). > Click here to see the details of the ship Victoria Jenna.
> Click to learn the Yangtze River Cruise upstream from Chongqing to Yichang.
You will fly to Chongqing, where you will begin your Yangtze River cruise. Upon arrival in Chongqing you’ll be met at the airport at your guide, and you’ll be taken to the cruise ship. You will have a welcoming dinner on the cruise ship, and you will spend your night on the ship. You’ll have the rest of the night to walk around the ship.
At 8:00am you’re your ship will depart from the harbor, and your cruise down the mighty Yangtze River will begin. Yangtze cruise ships travel slowly for passengers to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Broadcasts from the ship’s PA system transmits information on shore excursions or from guest lecturers to your cabin, ensure that you will not miss a chance to see any special scenery; even if you are relaxing in your cabin.
After breakfast on the ship you’ll take a visit onshore in order to visit the Ghost City of Fengdu County. It used to be a burial area with scores of temples and shrines and a small ancient town. Due to the construction of the 3 Gorges Dam, the ghostly city is underwater. However, a hill and dozens of temples remain in the big artificial lake behind the dam. So that part can still be visited. It is a large burial and temple area. The area above the “Door of Hell” remains. It is interesting that Chinese have traditional conceptions of hell that are somewhat similar to Western ideas. At the site, people can see statues and frescoes about hell with brightly painted images of demons and other eerie items.
You can spend the rest of the day enjoying the scenery from the cruise ship, and in the evening a dinner will be held aboard the cruise ship.
Today on your cruise you will be visiting Badong county, a bright pearl inlaid along the corridor of the Splendid Yangtze River, so as to be one of the highlights of the Yangtze Three Gorges cruise, and almost all cruise ships stop here for a shore excursion.
You will take a small junk boat from the cruise ship in Badong to Shennong Stream. Shennong Stream is a tributary of the Yangtze River, and its fast-flowing, crystal clear water runs southwards through deep gorges. The stream races past large and small karst caves, flocks of swallows, sheer cliffs, deep gorges, waterfalls, three-colored springs, rapids, the ancient plank path, a suspended coffin in the cliff, groups of ancient tombs and marvelous karst formations. There are displays of Chinese art and of artifacts saved from the construction of the 3 Gorges Dam and the artificial lake. It instructs on the 3 Gorges region, the 3 Gorges Dam, the history of Chongqing and the surrounding area, Chinese history, and prehistoric times.
You’ll also sail into the western section of Xiling Gorge, the longest of the Three Gorges (at 66 kilometers, compared to Wu Gorge at 44 kilometers and Qutang Gorge at 8 kilometers). Xiling Gorge was renowned for its winding waterway that suddenly narrowed into treacherous rapids or skirted over dangerous shoals. In spite of the risks (Xiling Gorge was dubbed as a "death passage"). Ships were compelled to pass through its waters regularly, as there was little alternative. It was also for this reason, among many others, that the Three Gorges Dam project was justified. It has turned what was once a "death passage", where many ships went aground, and some even completely destroyed, into a gent waterway whose surface today more fittingly be compared to the placid waters of a lake. Xiling Gorge is the last of the Three Gorges as one sails down from this stretch of the Yangtze, and it marks the end of the narrow, twisting and turning corridor that has been so treacherous in the past.
In the evening, various shows and performances will be held in the cruise ship. These include costume shows, magic shows, traditional Sichuan Opera, and magical Mask Changing.
In the morning you will arrive at the enormous Three Gorges Dam. Construction was begun in the 80's, and was completed in 2008. It backs up the Yangtze River for 550km, making it the world's largest dam. Due to the fact that the water rises to a level of 185m behind the dam, millions of people have had to be resettled, bridges moved and historical relicts secured. The energy production capabilities of the dam are estimated at 84.7 billion kilowatts, equivalent to 18 nuclear reactors. The three single stage locks guarantee that ship traffic is not delayed.
The Three gorges Dam is the largest water conservancy project undertaken by man, and various Chinese officials have dreamed about the project for hundreds of years. It is 2,335 meters wide on the top, and 130 meters wide at the bottom. The views from the top of the dam are stunning, so don’t forget to bring your camera!
You will then arrive in Yichang, where you will be met and taken to the airport by your guide. You will fly on to your next destination, ending your tour.
Our ship Victoria Jenna is passing the first gorge (Qutang Gorge).
The location of the Three Gorges People's Home is called Shibi Village, located on the southern shore of the Xiling Gorge, between the Three Gorges Dam and the Gezhouba Dam, spanning both sides of the beautiful Lantern Shadow Gorge. . The whole scenic area is divided into homes on the water, homes on the mountain, and homes by the stream. The scenic area is rich in Tujia ethnic customs. The Three Gorges People are two dams on one shoulder, it retains the only original style and natural ecological scenery of the Three Gorges in the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River after the Three Gorges Project stored water.
Three Gorges Falls is located in Yichang, the waterfall drop of nearly 102 meters, nearly 80 meters wide, is China's top ten waterfalls as long as, but also the world's It is one of the few national geoparks that combines canyon, cave, landscape and fossil culture. The entire scenic area has a wide variety of plants, fresh air, and a secluded canyon stretching 10 kilometers.
The "Less Three Gorges" is located at the lower reaches of the Daning River, a tributary of the Yangtze River in Wushan County, from Mount Wu (wushan) in the south to Dachang Ancient Town in the north, and is commonly known as Wushan's Little Three Gorges. Compared with the magnificent, majestic and precipitous Three Gorges of the Yangtze River, the Three Gorges of Wushan are known for their "show". Little Three Gorges is so beautiful, exquisite and elegant that people praise it as "not the Three Gorges, but the Three Gorges".
The Goddess Stream is a 15-kilometer-long tributary that feeds into the Yangtze River, with a fast-flowing, shallow and narrow stream. Even if you stretch your neck to 90 degrees in a boat, you may not be able to see the top of the mountain. In the jungle mountains, there is such a pool of blue water, is really a wonderland, both sides of the strange peaks standing, bamboo trees, the sound of monkeys and more fascinating array of fascinating. This was once a place where fairies bathed! All rides are by boat. In the gorge, the water was as clear as glass, and the gravel at the bottom of the river was clearly visible. The long dark green moss at the border of the river and the water looks like the jade forum in the water.
Wuxia Gorge is a long, deep and winding gorge. The scenery here is so magnificent that it is like a beautiful gallery, with its towering peaks and dense clouds of smoke. The Wu Gorge is beautiful and deep, known for its beauty. It is a long gorge with deep valleys, strange peaks, peaks and valleys, clouds and fog, and a winding river. The gallery, full of poetry and painting.
The Qutang Gorge has been known since ancient times as a place where the river rushes through cliffs and walls, such as the Jiange and Kui.
Qutang Gorge's historical sites and places of interest are numerous and concentrated, and visitors say they are convenient. Upstream of the gorge, there are Fengjie Ancient City, the Eight Array of Figures, and the Fish Foo Tower. On the north shore of the gorge, there is a large collection of cultural relics at the top of the hill, the Baidi City, the thrilling ancient trestle, the mysterious bellows gorge; on the south shore, there is a wall full of inscriptions. The whitewashed wall. Not far downstream of the Wind Box Gorge, on the south bank, there is an oddly shaped mountain jutting out of the river, known as the "Rhinoceros looking at the moon", which is very vivid.
It is said that the goddess Yaoji of Wushan lived here. The myth and legend of the Wushan Goddess Peak has attracted countless people over the ages because of its mythical and romantic mythology, which resembles a graceful maiden, surrounded by clouds and smoke. The literati have left brilliant poems for it.
Spectacle is synonymous with the Three Gorges Dam, whether you're looking down on it from the altar ridge or looking at it from the 185th platform, which is the same height as the dam. It's hard to get a full picture of the dam, even from the waterfront platform of the Interception Memorial Park. The upstream part of the dam offers a beautiful view of the "High Gorge out of Pinghu", while the downstream part is the new and picturesque Xiling Gorge.
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