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Cruising China's Yangtze RiverThe Yangtze River is the largest river in China and the third largest river in the world, after the Nile and the Amazon. A cruise to China's Yangtze River became very popular in the '90s as the controversial construction of the Three Gorges Dam approached. It would raise water levels by 575 feet or 175 meters, irrevocably changing the beautiful mountain scenery that this region was known for. Everyone hurried to get the last glimpse of the glorious peaks before it was too late...
The project has now been completed, with water levels rising the entire 175 meters for the first time in 2010. So, if the famous cliffs and mountain peaks are now partially submerged, you wonder, is there still anything worthwhile to see, is a cruise to the Yangtze River still appealing?
Seeing the Yangtze River Gorges had always been my dad's wish.
As we contemplated our itinerary, we asked ourselves the same question, is it still worth it?
And This is How our Four Days Went...
Day 1- We arrived in Chongqing and had a little time to explore the city, and what a mega-city... This is where our cruise ship would depart from. After a quick look around, we boarded the ship in the evening of the first day.
Day 2- Left Chongqing early in the morning. Cruised for half a day and arrived to Fengdu, the Ghost City.
Day 3- Wake up call at 6 a.m. as
Day 4- Disembark the ship and visit to the Yangtze River Dam Project in the morning. Some time in Yichang before afternoon flight to Shanghai.
You can follow the course in this Map of the Yangtze River as we started downstream from Chongqing to Yichang.
So join us on our Cruise, let's start our journey in Chongqing!
Booking your Yangtze River CruiseThe following cruises can be booked through Viator. We followed the downstream itinerary starting from Chongqing and ending in Yichang. It really doesn't matter which way you take it (upstream or downstream) since the stops are the same, so just choose whichever fits better with your dates.
The prices include all excursions as well: stops at Fengdu the city of Ghosts, the Shennong Stream, passing through the locks and a visit to the Three Gorges Dam. You can follow the links for a detailed itinerary.
Chongqing, Fengdu, Shennong Stream, Three Gorges, Dam, Yichang
| Our China's Yangtze River Cruise |
Day One: | Chongqing |
Day Two: | Leaving Chongqing | Fengdu - City of Ghosts
Day Three: | The Yangtze River Gorges | Peapod rafting in the Shennong Stream
Day Four: | Yangtze River Dam and Crossing the Locks
| Yangtze River Map |
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