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Three Gorges

As one of the most important part in Yangtze River tourist, Three Gorges is the must-go place for the Yangtze Cruises from Chongqing. When the cruises pass by the Three Gorges, visitors can enjoy the wonderful scenery of green mountains, limpid water just on the cruises.

Destinations of the Yangtze Cruises from Chongqing – Three Gorges

The Yangtze River Three Gorges is the generic terms of Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge.The Three Gorges are one of nature's most extraordinary sculptures, carved along the Yangtze River from Fengjie, Chongqing Municipality in the west to Yichang, Hubei Province in the east.

Destinations of the Yangtze Cruises from Chongqing – Qutang Gorge

Qutang Gorge is the shortest (5 miles long), narrowest (500 feet wide), and most dramatic one among the Three Gorges. In the Qutang Gorge, the two mountains, Chijia Mountain (Red Passage Mountain) and Baiyan Mountain (White Salt Mountain), guard the entrance, which look like giant castle doors.

Destinations of the Yangtze Cruises from Chongqing – Wu Gorge

Below Mt. Wu is the 25 miles long Wu Gorge, which is known for its quiet beauty, forest covered mountains, and cliffs so sheer that the sun barely penetrates the precipices. This middle gorge is best known for twelve unique peaks. Often hidden in swirls of mist, six of them line the north side of the river and six staggered peaks stand to the south. Among the twelve peaks, the most famous one is the Goddess Peak. There are some legends about the twelve peaks in Wu Gorge which make them more mysterious. When you take Yangtze Cruises from Chongqing, passing by the Goddess Peak, you will see the "kneeling maiden" guard the gorge.

Destinations of the Yangtze Cruises from Chongqing – Xiling Gorge

The final gorge, Xiling Gorge, is the longest (41 miles) and the deepest one among the three gorges. It is actually comprised of seven smaller gorges: Military Books and Precious Sword Gorge, Rive Granary Gorge, Ox Liver and Horse Lungs Gorge, Yellow Ox Gorge, Bright Moon Gorge, Lantern Shadow Gorge, and Yellow Cat Gorge. About the smaller gorges in Xiling Gorge, there are some ancient legends about them. When the cruises pass by there, the river guide will introduce the sight spot to you. It will add more fun to your Yangtze Cruises tourist.

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