Top 5 Most Visited Cities along Yangtze River

Where do Yangtze Cruisers travel most along the Yangtze River? Chongqing? Definitely, no doubt. Yichang? Of course… what about Shanghai? Thanks to the travel consultants at to provide effective feedbacks, we now know the answers. Can you guess all of the top 5 most visited cities along Yangtze River? I bet you have already heard these names before. They are Chongqing, Yichang, Wuhan, Nanjing and Shanghai.

Top 5 most visited cities along Yangtze River


Chongqing is China’s fourth municipality after Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin, attracting visitors from home and aboard for its cultural heritage and tourist attractions (like Ciqikou, Dazu Rock Carvings, Stillwell Museum etc.). Located at the confluence of Yangtze River and Jialing River, Chongqing serves as either a port of destination or of departure for most of the Yangtze Cruise Ships.

Chongqing is always chosen as the beginning of a Yangtze River cruise by almost 90% travelers. There are 3 popular Yangtze Cruise Routes from Chongqing:

  1. 4 Days & 3 Nights Yangtze Cruises from Chongqing to Yichang;
  2. 7 Days & 6 Nights Yangtze Cruises from Chongqing to Shanghai;
  3. 3 Days & 2 Nights Yangtze Cruises from Chongqing (Wanzhou) to Yichang.

Chongqing Chaotianmen Dock


Yichang, renowned as “Gateway to the Three Gorges” and “Throat between Sichuan and Hubei”, is an important trading port and a transportation hub along the Yangtze River.

There are two kinds of Yangtze Cruise Routes from Yichang:

  1. 5 Days & 4 Nights Yangtze Cruises from Yichang to Chongqing;
  2. 3 Days & 2 Nights Yangtze Cruises from Yichang to Chongqing (Wanzhou).

For visitors who want to explore Yichang City, Three Gorges Dam Site, Gezhouba Water Conservancy Project, Chinese Sturgeon Museum, and Chexi Folk Scenic Area are worth your time and money.

Yichang - Top most visited city along Yangtze River


Situated at the mouth of Yangtze River, Shanghai is the largest and most developed city in China. It is a flourishing international metropolis and a popular tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks the Bund, Yu Garden as well as the extensive and growing Lujiazui skyline.

The upstream Victoria Sophia will take to enjoy the beauty of Yangtze River, taking 9 Days & 8 Nights from Shanghai to Chongqing.

Shanghai - Top most visited city along Yangtze River


Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei Province in central China, is situated on Jianghan Plain, a river-crossed fertile land created by the Hanjiang River joining the Yangtze River. Because of its key role in domestic transportation, Wuhan was sometimes referred to as the “Chicago of China.

“I like to eat the delicious Re Gan Mian noodles; I like to wear the cotton jacket I bought in Han Zheng Street; I like to live near the flourishing Liuduqiao area; I like to cross each bridge over the Yangtze,” writes a Chinese Wuhan resident. From this, you can see the locals’ affection on this charming city.

Highlights in Wuhan: Heptachord Terrace, Hubei Provincial Museum, Yellow Crane Tower, and Guiyuan Buddhist Temple etc.

Wuhan - Top most visited city along Yangtze River


Nanjing, historically also Nanking, is the capital city of Jiangsu Province in eastern China and has a prominent place in Chinese history and culture, having been the capital of China on several occasions. So, it is recognized as one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China.

Located in the lower Yangtze River drainage basin and Yangtze River Delta economic zone, Nanjing has long been one of China’s most important cities. Yangtze River cruise Victoria Sophia could take you to visit the highlights of Nanjing, such as Confucius Temple, Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum, Xiaoling Mausoleum of Ming Dynasty, Nanjing City Wall and Purple Mountain Observatory.

Nanjing - Top Most Visited City along Yangtze River

For more China cities’ infomation, please visit here China City Travel Guide.

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