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Three Gorges


Three Gorges

Three Gorges is one of the top 10 sceneries of China and also put on the top of a list of China's 40 best scenic spots. It is from Kuimen in Fengjie County to Nanjin pass in Yichang, extending 192 kilometers. Three Gorges consists of Qutang Gorge, Wuxia Gorge and Xiling Gorge. It has become the most splendid and magnificent landscape gallery along Yangtze River.

Unique Natural Scenery

There are high mountain ridges , sheer precipice and overhanging rocks on both banks, scenes are unusual matter-exhausted. The continuous cliffy peaks are generally 700-800 meters higher above the river. The narrowest place of river only has 100 meters or so. As the completion of The Three Gorges Dam project, it materializes the gorgeous scenery what is described in a poem by Mao Zedong, "A lake will appear around the deep gorge's crest".

History and Culture

Daxi Culture: Famous Daxi Culture (4400 BC-3300 BC) is a shining jewel in the river of Chinese history. The findings of Daxi Culture reveal the regional cultural heritage of Red Pottery and Painted Pottery culture which started at the middle reaches of Yangtze River.

Culture of Three Kingdoms: The gorges and the valleys used to be the ancient battle fields for innumerable heroes in the age of Three Kingdoms.

Celebrities and the relics about them: This area has attracted and inspired many poets and talents, such as great patriot poet Quyuan and famous talented woman Wang Zaojun. The great talented poets such as Libai, Bai Juyi, Sushi and Luyou has left their footprints among the manificent mountains and beautiful rivers, and they also created many classical poems and artiles.

Old Traditions

Dragon Boat Race: The main nationalities who live around Three Gorges are Han and Tujia people. On every 5th of May of lunar calendar, People of Chu will hold a sacrifice offering ritual (Dragon Boat Race) to express their respects to Quyuan.

Unique Marriage Custom of Tujia People: The marriage of Tujia girls seems to be a touching and dramastic opera. There are six complicated steps before marriage. They are Proposing, Background Checking, Birthday Matching, Presenting Betrothal Gifts, Presenting Wedding Gifts, Selecting the Wedding Date. Every step must be carried out one by one strictly in accordance with local trations.

Abundant Tourist Attractions

There are many beautiful attractions in Three Gorges. The most famous attractions include Fengdu Ghost City, Shibaozhai in Zhongxian County, Zhangfei Temple in Yunyang, White Emperor City, Qutang Gorge, Wuxia Gorge, Xiling Gorge, the magnificent Three Gorges Dam, Shennong Stream and Lesser Three Gorges of Daning River.

Qutang Gorge

It extends 8 kilometers and is the shortest canyon of Three Gorges which is famous for its magnificent view.

Features of Qutang Gorge

Magnificent: The magnificent view is mainly presented by mountains. The main peak of the canyon is over 1,500 meters high.

Narrow: The channel of Qutang Gorge is very narrow. The width is about 100 meters, the narrowest channel is only several score meters wide.

Spectacles: Remains of Ancient Plank Road, Suspending Coffins of Bellows Gorge, stone inscriptions Fenbi Wall, Drinking Phoenix Spring and Hanging Monk Rock

Wuxia Gorge

Wuxia Gorge is famous for its elegance and it it the most outstanding part of Three Gorges.

Features of Wuxia Gorge

Elegance: The view of Wuxia Gorge is very elegant and beautiful and it differs in all kinds of postures.

Spectacles: It is always cloudy and rainy in the canyon. So it makes a spectacle called "Rainclouds Over Wushan". It is like in a delicate beautiful gallery. You can absolutely enjoy the awe inspiring view.

Xiling Gorge

Xiling Gorge extends 76 kilometers and is the longest canyon in Three Gorges. It is famous for its dangerous shoals and reefs.

Features of Xiling Gorge

Danger: The whole gorge is formed by shoals and reefs. It is described as gorges in gorge and shoals in shoal.

Spectacles: Military Books and Precious Sword Gorge, Ox Liver and Horse Lung Gorge, Kongling Gorge and Lantern Shadow Gorge