This summer, from June 25 to 28, 2013, I took the 4 days and 3 nights Yangtze River cruise Victoria Anna from Chongqing to Yichang. It was a enjoyable and perfect trip for me.
Links about What to See & What to Experience on Yangtze River:
Yangtze History & Culture
Three Gorges Dam Site – the biggest dam in the world
Three Gorges – big draw on Yangtze River
Fengdu Ghost City – culture shock for Western travelers?
Shibaozhai Pagoda – gem of Chinese architecture
Shennong Stream – a collection of local culture
Yangtze Cruise Shore Exsursion Sites – overall & completed
June 26, 2013, Wednesday, Cloudy~Rainy~Cloudy
My cruise was sailing to Shibaozhai Pagoda around 4:00 pm. The Shibaozhai Pagoda is a 12-story, 18th century temple built on the northern bank of the Yangtze River of China.
Shibaozhai (Stone Treasure Stronghold) was erected by Emperor Qianlong on a large rock rising almost 100 feet out of the river. The Shibaozhai Pagoda is an architecural delight, having been built without nails.
This site celebrates an ancient legend concerning a small hole in the temple wall where rice trickled out to feed the monks. Unfortunately, when the monks got greedy and enlarged the hole to make the rice flow quicker, the rice dried up altogether.