Three Gorges, Chongqing

3.9
#2 of 34 in Nature in Chongqing
Cruise the surreal landscape of mountains and deep rivers at Three Gorges. Boat tours glide through the limestone gorges covered in mist and fog, and you can see picturesque wooden temples and pagodas peeking out from behind the lush forest. Each gorge--Qutang, Wu, and Xiling--offers dream-like vistas of steep cliffs and small waterfalls dripping from their misty tops. Check out the multitude of caves; the ancient Ba people of the area would bury their beloved in hanging coffins up in these cliffside caves. Arranged cruises take up to couple of days, with the boats providing comfortable rooms, usually decorated in an Eastern style. Use our Chongqing vacation builder app to arrange your visit to Three Gorges and other attractions in Chongqing.
Create an itinerary including Three Gorges
map
Three Gorges Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
147 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We were part of a group, and were talked into an upgrade for $200 per person. This was to include drinks for happy hour, private dining, and less people. First night no drinks, last night no drinks, f...  more »
  • Don’t miss the opportunity to take the “water elevator” through the locks on the dam. Our cruise line offered that as an additional tour. Loved it!!! It was so interesting, loaded our ferry right into...  more »
  • A wonderful cruise on board the Century Legend -excellent cuisene and helpful,friendly staff. The 3 Gorges Dam is the largest hydro power station in the world and is a worthwhile visit. We just stared...  more »
Places to stay near Three Gorges

Plan your trip to Chongqing

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Three Gorges by other users

39 days in China BY A USER FROM INDIA November, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: November, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Wushan County BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Chongqing Region BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Wushan County BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Chongqing Region BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Fengjie County BY A USER FROM CHINA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Chongqing Region BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Wushan County BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Wushan County & Chongqing BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Fengjie County BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans