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Yangtze River
Yangtze River, China
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Winding about 3,964 miles, Yangtze River is the largest in China and the third largest in the world after the Nile in Africa and the Amazon in South America. Originating from the Tanggula Range in Qinghai Province in western China, it traverses eleven provinces and cities from west to east, including Qinghai, Tibet, Sichuan, Yunnan, Chongqing, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui, Jiangsu and Shanghai. Finally it pours into the East China Sea at Shanghai.

As the largest water system in China, Yangtze River is historically, economically and culturally important to the country. It has numerous tributaries including Min River, Han River, Jialing River, Gan River, and Huangpu River. The Three Gorges Dam on the river is the largest dam project and hydropower station in the world. Generally, people consider the river a dividing line between North China and South China. Areas to the north and the south of the river have many differences in climate, scenery, economics, culture and folk customs.
Yangtze River Location Map
Chinese name: 长江 (Cháng Jiāng)
Other names: Yangtse / Yangzi River, Yangtze Kiang
Length: 6,380 km (3,964 miles)
Source: Glacier of Jianggendiru, west to the Geladandong Peak, the main peak of Tanggula Mountain
Source elevation: 5,042 m (16,542 ft)
Location: 24°30′-35°45′N, 90°33′-112°25′E

Yangtze River Cruise
A Yangtze Cruise is the thrill of a lifetime. Tourists enjoy the stunning scenery of the Three Gorges while exploring the ancient cultural sites along the river.

Eager to feel the pulse of the vast land of China through a trip on the river? We offers a wide selection of well-designed plans for you, including the arrangements for ships, excursions, hotel and meals.
  Yangtze Cruise Tours

 Highly Recommended Itineraries:
 Three Gorges Exploration: 4 Days Cruise from Chongqing to Yichang
 Glorious River Tour: 12 Days Beijing - Xi'an - Chongqing - Yangtze - Yichang - Shanghai
Yangtze River Cruise Ship
Yangtze Cruise is truly a wonderful way to relax. We offers deluxe and comfortable ships. Detailed ship introduction, deck plans, onboard services, sailing dates, itineraries and rates are described for you.
Recommended Ships:
Yangtze cruises between Chongqing and Yichang/Wuhan/Shanghai are frequently-chosen itineraries. Tourists can discover a river abounding with amazing natural beauties and historic relics. No one would deny the majesty of the Three Gorges - Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge. During the cruise and the onshore excursions, tourists can enjoy the spectacle of Fengdu Ghost City, the unique architecture of Shibaozhai, the fun of drifting in Shennong Stream and the wonder of Three Gorges Dam.

Sanxingdu Museum, Chengdu
Many amazing civilizations are based around great rivers. Like other famous rivers all over the world, Yangtze River, with fantastic sceneries and a long history, has nurtured brilliant civilization in south China. This part offers useful culture knowledge:
On Board Yangtze Cruise Ship
Here offers practical tips on Yangtze cruise preparation, itineraries, seasons, cost, how to choose, book and make payment, helping first-time visitors to have a perfect experience.

Detailed ship information is also available, including decks, cabins, dining, entertainment, security and luggage on board. All kinds of questions relating to the river can be solved here.

- Last modified on Apr. 18, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Yangtze River
Asked by Robin from USA | Apr. 18, 2019 14:49Reply
How do I go to the three gorges dam by bus from Yichang?
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Answered by Banner from CANADA | Apr. 18, 2019 18:38

Hi, you can take Bus Line B100/ B34 from Gezhouba Station to Yemingzhu and then walk north about 200m to take Bus Line 216 from Yemingzhu Bus Station to Lishuwan. After that, walk southwest about 500m to the Three Gorges Dam. It takes about 1 hour.
Asked by sharon from MALAYSIA | Apr. 07, 2019 01:38Reply
which is the nearest wharf cruise port from Overseas Chinese Fellowships hotel. Guangzhou?
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Answered by Nelly from USA | Apr. 07, 2019 20:13

Is it Overseas Chinese Friendship Hotel? The Yangtze River Cruise always starts from Chongqing or Yichang so there is no such cruise departing from Guangzhou.
Asked by Chiew from CANADA | Feb. 03, 2019 18:23Reply
Cruise on Grand Canal between Hangzhou and Suzhou
Is this cruise available as for 2019. The ship Tiantang, Wushan and Lingshan, are they still in operation. Visiting Hangzhou and Suzhou this May 2019.
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Answered by Harry from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 10, 2019 22:04

It seems there is no cruise between these two cities now and maybe you can take a high speed train or a bus.
Asked by Jesse from USA | Aug. 26, 2018 06:53Reply
Is English spoken on Chinese tourist boats for the Yangtze River and how do you book one?
I am planning a trip to China for September 2020. I want to take a Yangtze river cruise from Chongqing to Yichang. But instead of taking one of the Western-style luxury cruise ships (like Victoria, Viking, etc) I was thinking about taking one of the Chinese tourist boats. I hear they are smaller and cheaper, but are also crowded, dirty, and no one speaks English. Are there English speaking guides on these boats? Also, if I want to book one of these boats, how do I book one? All the websites I find are for the big cruise ships. Some of the hostels I want to stay at offer Yangtze cruise booking services, but I'm afraid the cruises might be fully booked if I wait to book through a hostel, especially in September. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Answered by Bonnie from ITALY | Aug. 26, 2018 20:04

I’m afraid the Chinese tourist boats don’t provide English guides, and you can book it from the official website or call 400-1858-023 for detailed information.
By the way, I saw this page lists some tours including the cruise, maybe you can also consult them.
Asked by Susan from MALAYSIA | Aug. 08, 2018 21:54Reply
Hello, Does the Yangtze River Daily Cruise from Chongging reach the Three Gorges Dam?
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Answered by Kent from USA | Aug. 09, 2018 18:13

Yes, it does.
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