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Yangtze River

China

Why the Yangtze River?

Winding about 3,964 miles, the Yangtze River is the largest in China and the third largest in the world! Originating from the Tanggula Range in Qinghai Province in western China, it traverses eleven provinces and cities from west to east, including Tibet, Sichuan, Yunnan, Chongqing, Hunan and Shanghai, where it finally pours into the East China Sea. The shoreline of the river is home to hundreds and thousands of ancient relics and architecture such as temples, mansions, pavilions, gardens.

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Yangtze River Highlights

Here we have selected a few of the sights and experiences that you really should see on a visit to the Yangtze River.

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Fengdu Ghost City

Approximately 100 miles downstream from Chongqing is the town of Fengdu, or “Ghost City”. Ancient stories say this is a town where ghosts and devils live, but today the 2,000 years of history coupled with it's spectacular setting on Ming Mountain, make it a pleasure to visit. You can discover temples and shrines of architectural significance, and marvel at the natural beauty of the surrounding area.

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The Shennong Stream

A major tributary of the Yangzte River, with crystal clear water that flows swiftly from north to south, through wondrous landscapes and deep gorges. A sampan tour lets you to experience a high speed adventure along this newly opened unspoiled river. The arrow-like sampan glides through the spectacular Mianzhu Gorge, before entering the main Shennong stream.

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The Three Gorges

A truly memorable experience awaits you on a cruise to the Three Gorges – Qutang, Wu and Xiling. The Xiling Gorge is known for its peaceful streams, caves, natural springs and the inspiration for many a Chinese poet. The Wu Gorge is treasured for its beauty and elegance, highlights include unusual shaped rocks and peaks, long canyons and deep crevices restrict the exposure to sunlight and aiding the atmospheric fog. Finally the Qutang Gorge, smallest in of the three but considered to be the most majestic.

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The Three Gorges Dam

The worlds largest dam is one of the 21st Centuries engineering feats, it’s principal functions are hydro-power generation and flood prevention. The Three Gorges Dam Scenic Area is mainly composed of the Tanzi Mountain, the 185 Platform, the Dam Viewing Point and Memorial Garden. You will be able to see the culture behind the water conservancy project, and from the Viewing Platform, you will be treated to a panoramic view of the area.

A selection of our tours to the Yangtze River

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    China Group Tour Cruise

    Essential Plus Cruise

    13 day tour from £2,547

    On the 13 day Essential Plus Cruise tour you can enjoy the comfort of a 5 star Yangtze River Cruise as well as the must-see attractions of Beijing, Xian and Shanghai.

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    China Group Tour Cruise

    China Highlights

    15 day tour from £2,947

    For those fond of cruising, the China Highlights tour cannot be missed. Visit two of China’s most important waterways; the Yangtze River, and the beautiful Li River.

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    China Group Tour Cruise

    Cruise and Panda

    15 day tour from £2,747

    For those with more time in China the Cruise and Panda tour means you can combine the golden route of Beijing, Xian and Shanghai with a Yangtze Cruise and Giant Panda visit.

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    China Group Tour Rail

    China Rail Discovery

    15 day tour from £2,747

    There are now many bullet trains in operation in China, which provide an interesting way to see more of the countryside and scenery away from the big cities.

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