The 12 Peaks of the Wushan Mountain

The 12 Peaks of the Wushan Mountain

As the boat enters Wu Gorge, My attention is attracted by the Twelve Peaks. These two lines from an ancient poem describe the admiration of travelers for the Twelve Peaks in Wushan. Even today, when a ship steams through Wu Gorge, passengers will all…

The Mosts and Leasts in the Yangtze Three Gorges

The Mosts and Leasts in the Yangtze Three Gorges

Do you know the following Mosts and Leasts in the Yangtze Three Gorges? The river is narrowest at Fan Shoal, the upstream entrance to Wu Gorge, where the navigation channel is only 50 meters wide at the low-water season. The river is widest at…

Enquiry from Australian traveller David W. on 16 Oct 2019

Enquiry from Australian traveller David W. on 16 Oct 2019

We are booked for a cruise departing Yichang on 16 November. The cruise is part of a tour through SNA Travel Group. Could I please clarify if any tours ashore are included as indicated on your website? Also, would it be possible to upgrade…

The First Steamer to Pass the Three Gorges

The First Steamer to Pass the Three Gorges

The first steamer to sail along the Three Gorges was S. S. Lichuan, which arrived at Chongqing from Yichang in early 1898, the 24th year of the Qing Emperor Guangxu’s reign. Previously, only wooden junks negotiated this section of the Yangtze River. It took…

Briefing on the Yangtze River

Briefing on the Yangtze River

We Chinese call the Yangtze River, Chang-jiang, which means “Long River”, or just “Jiang” — river.  (We called another main river, Yellow River,  “He”, sounding like “her”) The longest river in China and the third-longest river in the world, the 6,300 kilometer Yangtze River starts…

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