Hubei is the "province of thousands of lakes", with the Yangtze River, Han River and Qing River all flowing through it. Mountains and rivers, haze shadow and light mirrored by the , constitute a charming scroll painting of natural landscape. Take a cruise trip and become one with the surrounding scenery. "When you are watching the scenery on the ship, the people on the bank are also watching you." This is the charm of taking a cruise tour in Hubei!
Xiling Gorge of the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River [Photo via Yichang Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism]
"The Three Gorges is magnificent, please take a boat tour when you travel at the three gorges". The Three Gorges of the Yangtze River is consists of Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge, of which Xiling Gorge is located in Yichang, Hubei, and Wu Gorge is located at the junction of Hubei and Chongqing. The section in Hubei is the most magnificent section of the Yangtze River. Nature has endowed the area with thousands of beauty. Poets have also eulogized this "landscape corridor" with the most magnificent poems.
The world's largest water conservancy project - Three Gorges Dam [Photo by Zheng Kun]
Board the cruise and boat on the Yangtze River, you can watch the endless green hills by Xiling Gorge, watch the rising tide in Gezhou Dam, visit the centurial project - the Three Gorges Dam.
Gezhouba, the first dam in the Yangtze River [Photo by Li Ming]
Xiling Gorge, which is located between the Three Gorges Dam and Gezhou Dam, is the most magical and spectacular section in the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River. Xiling Gorge enjoys a superior geographical position, and is known as "one shoulder carries two gorges, one river carries two streams". Three Gorges Family Scenic Spot is the area, which sits across the beautiful Dengying Gorge and is surrounded by mountains and rivers, with picturesque scenery.
Three Gorges Family Scenic Area [Photo via Yichang Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism]
Sway in a boat between the Three Gorges, you would feel like a dreamland where time has stood still. Ancient sailboats and awning boats are quietly moored in front of the Three Gorges Family Scenic Spot. Various customs handed down over thousands of years show the optimistic and simple life attitude of Xiajiang people.