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Yangtze River
Yangtze River, China
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Winding about 3,964 miles, Yangtze River is the largest in China and the third largest in the world after the Nile in Africa and the Amazon in South America. Originating from the Tanggula Range in Qinghai Province in western China, it traverses eleven provinces and cities from west to east, including Qinghai, Tibet, Sichuan, Yunnan, Chongqing, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui, Jiangsu and Shanghai. Finally it pours into the East China Sea at Shanghai.

As the largest water system in China, Yangtze River is historically, economically and culturally important to the country. It has numerous tributaries including Min River, Han River, Jialing River, Gan River, and Huangpu River. The Three Gorges Dam on the river is the largest dam project and hydropower station in the world. Generally, people consider the river a dividing line between North China and South China. Areas to the north and the south of the river have many differences in climate, scenery, economics, culture and folk customs.
Yangtze River Location Map
Chinese name: 长江 (Cháng Jiāng)
Other names: Yangtse / Yangzi River, Yangtze Kiang
Length: 6,300 km (3,915 miles)
Source: Glacier of Jianggendiru, west to the Geladandong Peak, the main peak of Tanggula Mountain
Source elevation: 5,042 m (16,542 ft)
Location: 24°30′-35°45′N, 90°33′-112°25′E

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Yangtze River Cruise
A Yangtze Cruise is the thrill of a lifetime. Tourists enjoy the stunning scenery of the Three Gorges while exploring the ancient cultural sites along the river.

Eager to feel the pulse of the vast land of China through a trip on the river? We offers a wide selection of well-designed plans for you, including the arrangements for ships, excursions, hotel and meals.
  Yangtze Cruise Tours

 Highly Recommended Itineraries:
 4-Day Private Tour to Chongqing/ Yangtze River Cruise/ Yichang

 12-Day Private Tour to Beijing/ Xi'an/ Chongqing/ Yangtze River Cruise/ Yichang/ Shanghai from $2411

 14-Day Small Group Tour to Beijing/ Xi'an/ Chengdu/ Chongqing/ Yangtze River Cruise/ Yichang/ Shanghai from $2348
Yangtze River Cruise Ship
Yangtze Cruise is truly a wonderful way to relax. We offers deluxe and comfortable ships. Detailed ship introduction, deck plans, onboard services, sailing dates, itineraries and rates are described for you.
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Yangtze cruises between Chongqing and Yichang/Wuhan/Shanghai are frequently-chosen itineraries. Tourists can discover a river abounding with amazing natural beauties and historic relics. No one would deny the majesty of the Three Gorges - Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge. During the cruise and the onshore excursions, tourists can enjoy the spectacle of Fengdu Ghost City, the unique architecture of Shibaozhai, the fun of drifting in Shennong Stream and the wonder of Three Gorges Dam.

Sanxingdu Museum, Chengdu
Many amazing civilizations are based around great rivers. Like other famous rivers all over the world, Yangtze River, with fantastic sceneries and a long history, has nurtured brilliant civilization in south China. This part offers useful culture knowledge:
On Board Yangtze Cruise Ship
Here offers practical tips on Yangtze cruise preparation, itineraries, seasons, cost, how to choose, book and make payment, helping first-time visitors to have a perfect experience.

Detailed ship information is also available, including decks, cabins, dining, entertainment, security and luggage on board. All kinds of questions relating to the river can be solved here.

 See more Three Gorges Dam Maps
 Further Reading:
Top 10 China Tourist Attractions List

Top 6 China Family Holiday Destinations
- Last updated on Apr. 26, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Yangtze River
Asked by kini from MALAYSIA | Oct. 03, 2019 19:13Reply
does the Baidicheng scenic area offer any boat tours of the yangtze river ?
If i want to visit the Baidicheng scenic area, are there any boats to take tourists to visit the nearby gorges ? how much is the price and the frequency of the tour ? thanks.
Answers (1)
Answered by Makayla from CANADA | Oct. 09, 2019 02:46

Well, as I know, there is no boat tours of the Yangtze River from Baidicheng Scenic Area.
Asked by Linda from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 24, 2019 19:46Reply
Yangtze 3 gorges and 3 little gorges with joining the big cruise from Chongqing
We are 4 adults (50 yrs old) and planning our trip to see the Yangtze River gorges without joining the big cruise ship. We arrive into Chengdu by flight. Please advise what is the most comfortable way to get from Chongqing or Chengdu to Wushan. We are not interested to see the Ghost city in Fengdu and hope to skip Fengdu. From Wushan, we will join the 3 little gorges river cruise and after a night, we would like to find a way to get to Badong to cruise the Shennong Stream before heading to Yichang to Catch our train to Wuhan. Please can you guide us. Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Lillian from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 30, 2019 23:58

You can take a coach from Chongqing North Railway Station North Square Coach Station to Wushan.
The bus schedules are from 08:00 to 15:20. The ticket fare is CNY140/person.
Asked by Robin from USA | Apr. 18, 2019 14:49Reply
How do I go to the three gorges dam by bus from Yichang?
Answers (1)
Answered by Banner from CANADA | Apr. 18, 2019 18:38

Hi, you can take Bus Line B100/ B34 from Gezhouba Station to Yemingzhu and then walk north about 200m to take Bus Line 216 from Yemingzhu Bus Station to Lishuwan. After that, walk southwest about 500m to the Three Gorges Dam. It takes about 1 hour.
Asked by sharon from MALAYSIA | Apr. 07, 2019 01:38Reply
which is the nearest wharf cruise port from Overseas Chinese Fellowships hotel. Guangzhou?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nelly from USA | Apr. 07, 2019 20:13

Is it Overseas Chinese Friendship Hotel? The Yangtze River Cruise always starts from Chongqing or Yichang so there is no such cruise departing from Guangzhou.
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