Yangtze River, also called Chang Jiang in Chinese, is the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world, about 6300 km. Famous to known for its splendid landscapes, Yangtze River attracts tourists only just Chinese, also people from different nationalities, which also making Yangtze River cruise as the best way to experience this stunning landscapes, dramatic gorges, ancient temples, etc.
From all these views, what attracts you most and what do you know all about these. Now I’ve listed 5 top attractions along Yangtze River, helping you can know them better.
- Fengdu Ghost City (Fēngdū Guǐchéng, 丰都鬼城) containing kinds of demonic statues is a simulation of life in hell, with different tests when entering the netherworld, including Nothing-To-Be-Done-Bridge (Nàihé Qiáo,奈何桥); Ghost Torturing Pass and the Tianzi Palace (Tiánzì Diàn,天子殿), where you can experience different life for fun or think about your present life and cherish it.
Shibaozhai Temple: Here has a beautiful legend told that this temple was built by stones left by Nvwa, a goddess in Chinese mythology who used stone to mending the sky. So the temple was called Precious Stone Stronghold. With 56 height and built in front of high cliffs, it has12-storey tower. Standing at the top, you can have a sweeping view across the Yangtze River.
Lesser Three Gorges: Here has a classic route to appreciate the fascinating hidden beauty of Lesser Three Gorges: Usually on board at Daning river mouth at Wushan County with about 20 people capacity diesel engine driving boat, later go into the Longmen Gorge (Dragon Gate Gorge), Bawu Gorge (Misty Gorge) and Dicui Gorge(Emerald Gorge), then turn back.On boat, you can see towering peaks and rocks both sides, Water flowing everywhere, monkeys appeared from time to time on the slopes; when boat goes to shallow, you can have short excursion around cliff caves, hanging coffins and ancient plank road relics.
- Three Gorges Dam: With high reputation in home and abroad, the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River is the largest hydro-electric power station in the world. You can see not only the Dam and the stunning views aside, but also feel the harmony between nature and humans.
- Shennv Stream: Also called Goddess Stream is totally a virgin land from outside. With authentic life and mysterious suspending ancient coffins, boat trackers and more rarely local customs, you will amazed by what life the local people lived, a land of idyllic beauty indeed.
Blow are some Yangtze tour itineraries including these attractions: