Wu Gorge

Wu Gorge

“When the Qutang rolls on to an end, The Wu Gorge rises with its lofty peaks.” When the Yangtze flows out of Qutang Gorge and past the broad valley of the Daning River, it enters the scenic Wu Gorge. Wu Gorge is 45 kilometers…

Qutang Gorge

Qutang Gorge

Starting at the White Emperor City in the west and ending at Daxi Stream in the east, the Qutang Gorge, or Kui Gorge, known for its magnificence, is only 8 kilometers long. The shortest in the world-famous Yangtze River Three Gorges, it is the…

Tales about the Goddess Peak

Tales about the Goddess Peak

Once upon a time there lived in the heavenly palace a goddess named Yao Ji, who was the twenty-third daughter of the Queen Mother of the West. She learned divine magic from the Goddess of Three Primes and was conferred the title Lady Yunhua,…

Goddess Peak in Wu Gorge

Goddess Peak in Wu Gorge

The name came from a legend. It is said that the Heavenly Mother’s youngest daughter, Yaoji, once came here. She helped to ease floods and guide the sailing in the gorge. Later on, she often dated the King of Chu in the Wu Gorge….

Clouds and Rain over Wushan

Clouds and Rain over Wushan

The clouds and rain in Wushan, or Mount. Wu, have been famous in China existing in Chinese literature and language for thousands of years. Traveling through the gorges between the strangely shaped mountain peaks, one can hardly see any sunshine. Sometimes there is a…

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