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Yangtze River

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Address: | Chongqing, 400060, China
08:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:59
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Welcome to the "wildest, wickedest river on earth". So said...

Welcome to the "wildest, wickedest river on earth". So said author Pearl Buck when referring to the river known to Chinese as the Changjiang and to western people as the Yangtze or Yangzi. It's the only inland river in the world which can be explored by luxury cruise ship all year around!

When entering the three gorges in the day time you will cruise through steep, scenic gorges and view historical sites such as the 2000-year -old hanging coffins of the Ba people and an ancient plank walk way carved on the side of the cliff. Enjoy the biggest Dam project in the world and pass through the 5 steps ship lock at the Three Gorges Dam. After that, pass by the city of Jinzhou , an ancient city with a history of 3000 years, see the ancient city wall or a local museum where you even can see a 2000 years old mummy which is still well preserved. You will then arrive in the city of Wuhan , the biggest city in Central China, and also the capital city of Hubei province, visit Hubei 's provincial museum with its many historic artifacts including a collection of ancient bells. Upon arrival in Jingdezhen , you will have an opportunity to visit the Ceramic History Museum for a lesson on how ceramics were produced in ancient times; and explore the biggest ceramic market in China .

Marvel at the tranquil beauty of Mt. Jiu Hua in the Guichi city one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains , you will have a great Buddhist temple tour today. After Guichi, the ship arrives in Nanjing , the capital city of Jiangsu province, this is a historical city that has a history of over 6000 years. Nanjing used to be one of the 6 most famous historical cities in China , and there you can see Dr. Sunyet-san's mausoleum as well as an ancient city wall. After Nanjing , you will pass by the city of Yangzhou , this is where the Grand Canal located in, and it's also an excellent Tourist City in China famous for its beautiful lakes, gardens, pavilions, willows as well as the delicious Huaiyang style food. After breakfast, you will arrive in Shanghai , China 's largest city and a modern metropolis, tour the old Shanghai and the bund, an elegant riverfront promenade, on an afternoon tour. You will also see many exhibits at the Shanghai museum.

So relax, and let the Great River , the Long River , the Changjiang, sweep you into her fascinating world of timeless adventure in the heartland of the oldest continuous civilization on earth.

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We cruised for our 4 night tour of the Three Gorges Dam . I have only good things to say about it . The rooms were much larger then we imagined. Everynight they had a cocktail... read more

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The scenery on this cruise is breathtakingly beautiful. The Yangtze River itself was dirty and nasty. Our cruise ship looked nice from the outside and the atrium but the room left a lot to be desired. There was mold everywhere in our room. The furniture, bed linens and even tables were damp and uncomfortable. The room itself was just dirty.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You've heard & seen this place on the News, Now travel on it. Can't imagine the Cities along the river. Ant they are Major manufacturing Cities. Take lots of pictures as the scenes change often, you cant go back or you'll have to do this trip again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a 4 day cruise, part of our Sinorama 15 days Imperial China. The cruise was a highlight of the trip. Very relaxing and still eventful. My sister and I had a massage first night on the ship and it was reasonable and very good. The Three Gorges Tour part of this on smaller boats was also fabulous. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this as part of our trip time to relax a little in middle of wendy wu tour every stop worth seeing something and food on board and entertainment in evening exerlent

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

To be completely honest I wasn't too excited about going to this river cruise cause I thought that 3 nights on a ship was such a waste of time. But then it turned out to be the best part of my entire China trip! Victoria Anna was the name of our ship. Complimentary drinks and finger foods were served during... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We cruised for our 4 night tour of the Three Gorges Dam . I have only good things to say about it . The rooms were much larger then we imagined. Everynight they had a cocktail hour and some entertainment. We even liked the food! There was everything you needed on board including a money exchange.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Brilliant trip with many excursions, very well organised, tour guides brilliant, saw The Yangste, pandas, terracotta warriors, walked on the great wall, and strolled through the forbidden city. A fantastic trip. great food, and accomodation

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We spent 5 days on the Viking Emerald floating down the Yangtze River making stops along the way. Our first stop was the Shibaozhai Pagoda which is built against a 164 foot rock facing the river. We were able to climb ancient stairs to the top for magnificent views. We also took a smaller boat down the Three Gorges with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We were on a Sinorama tour. The Ship was the Diamond. We were 4 nights and 5 days on the river. The scenery was wonderful going through the 3 Gorges. We stopped at Water Village and toured the antique village complete with characters is native costume, a play depicting the courting and marriage ritual, fishing and MONKIES! The scenery was... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY with Uniworld's Treasures of the Yangtze. It was a land tour that began in Shanghai and ended in Beijing, with 4 nights of cruising on Century Paragon. The land portion of this tour was appallingly bad. Guides provided by Uniworld were lazy, uninformative and unprofessional. I could have hired my own English speaking... More 

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