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Yangtze River

Mighty Yangtze River - the third longest river in the world.


Yangtze River, China

The Yangtze, or Changjiang River, is the longest river in China. It originates from the Tanggula Range in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, with headwaters originating in a glacier 5,400 meters (17,717 miles) high. The main stream flows in an orderly fashion through Qinghai, Tibet, Sichuan, Yunnan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui, Jiangsu and Shanghai then enters the East China Sea. The length of 6,300 km (6,890 yards) makes the Chinese mother river the third longest river in the world.


As the cradle of the Chinese people, its reaches also abound in cultural relics, attractive landscapes, and distinctive customs, all worth a visit.

Yangtze River-Scenic Spots by Route

 Chongqing:
Chongqing Museum
Dazu Rock Carving
Northern Hot Springs Park
People's Assembly Hall
Residence of General Joseph W. Stilwell
Southern Hot Springs Park

 Fengdu: Ghost City

 Zhongxian: Shibaozhai (Precious Stone Stronghold)

 Yunyang: Zhang Fei Temple

 Fengjie: Baidi City (White Emperor City) 

 Three Gorges of the Yangtze River

Qutang Gorge:
Ancient Plank Road
Bellows Gorge (Fengxiang Xia)
Daxi Culture
Meng Liang Stairway
Rhinoceros Looking at the Moon

Wushan: Twelve Peaks

Wu Gorge: Three Little Gorges

Badong: Shennong Stream

Zigui: Qu Yuan Memorial Hall , Fragrant Stream (Xiangxi Stream)

Xiling Gorge:
Nanjin Pass
Ox Liver and Horse Lungs' Gorge
Lantern Shadow Gorge
Military Books and Precious Sword Gorge

Yichang:
Three Gorges Dam

 Wuhan:
Hubei Provincial Museum
Heptachord Terrace (Guqin Tai)
Guiyuan Buddhist Temple
Yellow Crane Tower
East Lake
Yangtze River Bridge
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    4/21/2009 1:46:00 PM

    great page