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The Three Gorges—comprising the Qutang Wu, and Xiling gorges—span 193 miles, beginning at Baidi City of Chongqing in the west and ending at Nanjing Pass, Hubei Province in the east. Between these are the Fengjie and Wu Mountains of Chongqing, as well as Badong, Zigui, and Yichang of Hubei Province (Wikipedia). Three Gorges is known as "the Chinese wonders"; there are Dragon-Gate Gorge, Misty Gorge, and Emerald Gorge, being 60 Km in its total length. The Gorges are known for crystal clear rapids and sky-scraping cliffs, and tourists here are consistently blown away by its natural beauty. It was selected as one of the forty top tourist attractions in China in 1991, jointly by the tourists and the China Tourism Commissioner's votes and evaluation.

Three Gorges

Three Gorges in Wushan

The Three Gorges have renowned scenic spots, such as the Kuimen, located at the western entrance to the Three Gorges. The cliffs on both sides appear to have been cut by knives or axes. Among the Wu Mountains that are located at the northern and southern beaches of the Wu Gorge, one of the twelve peaks is known as Fairy Peak. According to folk tradition, it symbolizes a fairy who assisted in controlling the waters and guiding boatmen (Wikipedia).


Transportation: 3-4 days tour on Yangtze River Cruise from Chongqing/Wanzhou to Yichang. Railway trip from Chongqing - Yichang/Wanzhou



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