Nanjin Pass

Nanjin Pass

Situated at the east end of Xiling Gorge, the Nanjin Pass is the natural exit of the Three Gorges. It is said that Liu Bei, King of Shu in Three Kingdom Period, once posted his troops there to garrison the pass. Today, we can…

Shadow Play Gorge (Bright Moon Gorge)

Shadow Play Gorge (Bright Moon Gorge)

Sailing from the Huangling Temple (Yellow Ox Temple) down, cruise ships pass Nantuo and comes out of Miaonan broad valley to enter the Shadow Play Gorge, close to Shipai Town on the south bank of the river, on the east section of Xiling Gorge….

Huangling Temple (Yellow Ox Temple)

Huangling Temple (Yellow Ox Temple)

The oldest and largest ancient building in the Three Gorges region, Huangling Temple, formerly known as Yellow Ox Temple, sits on a piece of flat land on the southern bank of the Yellow Ox Gorge within the Xiling Gorge. Legend has it that Yu…

Yellow Ox Gorge

Yellow Ox Gorge

At Miaonan broad valley, the Yangtze broadens out and the flanking precipices seem to have receded quite some distance. The rocks jutting out from the riverbed are immersed at flood time so that the flow is forced to change direction. Only the middle section…

Tactics Books & Sword Gorge

Tactics Books & Sword Gorge

On top of the north bank cliff is a stack of rock slabs that resemble a pile of books, called “tactics books”, and a sword-shaped rock on one side, which is thrust in the river, referred to as “sword”. The legend says there were…

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