The Yangtze River is the third longest river and one of the most popular cruising destinations in the world. Tourists enjoy the most beautiful scenery and historical hot- spots in this region and get the opportunity to immerse themselves in diverse culture. Luxury cruises in the Yangtze River sum up all the things that China has to offer in one amazing experience.
Most of these cruises originate from Shanghai, Jiangyin, Chongqing and Nanjing. During the cruise, tourists get to see the Purple Mountain., Mount Huang and the lower Yangtze delta among many other scenes of natural beauty while being introduced to Chinese traditions and customs.
“Three Gorges” is a major highlight about the cruise since it holds ancient historical significance. It is also a memorable experience to explore the Shennong Stream, which has its own unique scenery. The Shennong Stream has four natural gorges with their own characteristics and one of them, namely Yingwu Gorge is known for its elegance and the evergreen vegetation along the banks, which remains beautiful throughout the year.
The common Chinese saying “If you haven’t traveled up the mighty Yangtze, you haven’t been anywhere”, well describes the beauty that this cruise has to offer.
Yangtze River Cruise Map
Facts about Yangtze River Cruise
- Close to the “Three Gorges” is the controversial “Three Gorges Dam,” which many regard to be an unwelcome addition to the land. The Qutang, Wu and Xiling gorges make up the trio.
- Victoria Cruises is the only American cruise line that sails the river.
- The culture of the Yangtze River area is based on the beliefs of the Ba and Shu cultures of ancient China and the most important feature of this culture is its belief in the power of spirits.
- This river is the largest water system in the country and China is dependent on the river for economical, cultural as well as historical reasons. It also has a lot of hydroelectric energy dams and continues to supply the country’s energy.
Where is Yangtze River Cruise ?
The Yangtze River is located in the middle of China and runs through Tibet, Sichuan, Chongqing, Hubei, Anhui, Jiangsu and Shanghai. It divides the country into not only two parts but also into different cultures, traditions, weather and languages.
Best time to visit Yangtze River Cruise
The most popular months for cruising are April, May, September, October and November. Often referred to as high seasons, the weather is quite comfortable during these months. The various tributaries of the river have separate options for cruising that cater to individual needs of the tourists depends on their preferences and budgets. The prices are lowest during the winter and highest during high season.
Major Attractions : Fengdu Ghost City, Shibaozhai, Wuhan Yangtze Bridge