Yangtze River Cruise Photos: Shibaozhai Pagoda Sightseeing

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.

Yangtze River Map

Yangtze River Map

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 Pagoda on Yangtze River
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.

Shibaozhai Pagoda

street-to-shibaozhaiElegant Street to ShibaozhaiShibaozhai Pagoda, the Yangtze PearlCoffin Dam of ShibaizhaiShibaozhai Scene

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.

Duck Hole Look down from Shibaozhai PagodaVisit ShibaozhaiShibaozhai Three FiguresGet back to Victoria Anna from Shibaozhai

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