Highlights Along Yangzte River China

Calling all cruise lovers, especially those overseas Chinese and people addicted to Chinese culture and art! Take a deluxe Yangtze cruise to the most magic River in China for a lifetime trip to remember. You’ll see what’s on the horizon for this mysterious country. During the cruise, there will be delightful shore excursions taking you to some of China’s legendary cities and mysterious sights, which are the highlights along Yangzte River you should not miss.

Yangtze River

Yangtze River

Chongqing

Located in the upper reaches of Yangtze River, Chongqing is one of the regular starting points (at Chaotianmen docks) of Yangzte River Cruise. It is known as the “mountain city”, as it is surrounded by stretches of mountains and pretty river valleys. When touring in Chongqing, you should not miss Chiqikou Old Town, and the spectacular Buddhist Dazu Rock Carvings. Besides, spicy Chongqing cuisine is a must-try food in China. See: Yangtze River summer promotion for solo travelers and families with kids with the luxury 5-star M.S. Yangzi Explorer.

Chongqing

Chongqing

Mt. Huangshan

In the lower reaches of Yangtze River, Mt. Huangshan has long been well-known for its grotesque rocks, odd-shaped pine trees growing out of cliffs, fantasy sea of clouds, intoxicating sunrise and authentic hot springs. Mt. Huangshan is a UNESCO cultural and natural heritage site that offers year-round pleasure. See: Mt. Huangshan

Mt. Huangshan

Mt. Huangshan

Fengdu Ghost City

If you take a cruise on Yangtze River, you’ll encounter the legendary Fengdu ghost city. Fengdu got its reputation as the “Ghost City” in the Eastern Han Dynasty (25 – 220). It must be the oddest city in China – an entrance to hell. Everything here was designed as hell: a variety of ghost sculptures of different modeling, various punishing instruments and wild demon images, Odd, scary and interesting! See: Fengdu Ghost City

Fengdu Ghost City

Fengdu Ghost City

Three Gorges Dam

Three Gorges Dam is for you to be in close contact with China’s majestic modern engineering project. It is the major part of the Three Gorges Hydropower Station, which was completed in 2009, and claimed to be the world’s largest of its kind. See:Three Gorges Dam

Three Gorges Dam

Three Gorges Dam

Shibao Zhai Pagoda

Shibao Zhai Pagoda leans against the 220-meter-high Mt. Yunyin (Jade Seal Hill) on the north bank of Yangtze River and has been known as a gem of ancient Chinese architecture. It is an all-wood pagoda that measures 56 m high with a total of 12 floors. You’ll be dazzled by its odd-looking shape comprising of bright yellow entrance gate, mottled walls, and the layout of the halls. See: Shibao Zhai Pagoda

Shibao Zhai Pagoda

Shibao Zhai Pagoda

Shennong Stream

Located in Badong County, Hubei Province, Shennong Stream features breathtaking views on the north shore of Yangtze River and rises from the south slope of Mt. shennongjia – the highest peak in central China. The 60-km-long Shennong Stream resembles a huge dragon that sneaks through towering mountains and deep Valleys from south to north. Prepared to be seduced by deep blue lakes, marvelous waterfalls, thrilling plank roads on the Cliff, interesting Tujia minority culture, as well as amazing Karst caves.

Shennong Stream

Shennong Stream

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