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Three Gorges, China

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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 Wushan County vacation builder app to arrange your visit to Three Gorges and other attractions in Wushan County.
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  • September 26, 2017
    You want to see the Gorges in a river? Go between France and Italy and visit the Gorges du Tarn. You want a larger River? The Rhine from parts of the rock of Lorelai, but even the Mosel vineyards overlooking the river. Now I understand that if someone like me spends the money of the trip all the way to China and is charged a cruise can only say: "wonderful, exciting, beautiful", if not does not justify the investment ... But I have to be honest, apart from the pleasure of river navigation, there's just not much to see! A decade ago the Chinese have built a dam in the River Valley and this did raise the river level of about 200 meters. Behold, the Gorges are still there, but with 200 meters, which makes it a bit noisee. You will pass through river surrounded by hillocks that impressive, exciting and beautiful have very little, the river is Brown and slimy, which offer you are as usual crowded with hordes of Chinese. Don't waste your time or your money ...
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  • September 22, 2017
    We had been booked on the Victoria Anna , a smaller boat that caters more for Europeans but unfortunately our travel agent advised our group had been "bumped" off this boat and moved to the Yangtze Go...  more »
  • September 12, 2017
    Always wanted to go through the Panama Canal locks and thought this was a poor substitute. I stand corrected, what a great experience. One of our group who has been through the Panama Canel twice said...  more »

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