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Before your Yangtze River cruise in China, we highly recommended you to look at the latest maps of the Yangtze River to have a clearer understanding about its location, cruise route, port cities, transportation to ports, shore excursions to be visited, location of the Three Gorges and the Three Gorges Dam project, and so on, which would benefit your holiday a lot and ensure you a smoother trip. All the maps at below are downloadable, so you can use them freely.
Yangtze River, as the World 3rd Longest River and the longest river in Asia, covers about 6,300 kilometers (3,988 miles) in total. This great runs from the western to the eastern part of central China, crossing 11 provinces and regions including Qinghai, Tibet, Sichuan, Yunnan, Chongqing, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui, Jiangsu, and Shanghai. Since a large part of Chinese culture originated from this river, it is respected and reputed as one of the two Mother Rivers in China. Learn more about Yangtze River >
Yangtze River Location Map
Along the Yangtze River, there are numerous port cities for passengers and goods shipping. For your Yangtze River cruise needs, there are mainly two port cities for the ship dock, namely Chongqing and Yichang. You can check the map at below to find the locations of each city and way to get there.
Map of Yangtze River Port Cities
There is only one port for your cruise embarkation and disembarkation, which is called Chaotianmen Port. This port is situated in the city downtown and consists of 13 subdivided docks for different cruise ships.
There are New Century Port, Taohuacun Port and Maoping Port used for the Yangtze River cruises. Among all, the New Century and Taohuacun ports are not in the downtown city but need not much time for arrival. And Maoping Port at Zigui County needs 1.5 hours driving. Check where those ports are and how much time needed to transfer there from the main stations, airports and the city downtown area. Learn more about Yangtze River Cruise Ports >
The Yangtze River cruise route from Chognqing to Yichang (Upstream and Downstream) is the golden section of the river, which passes Fengdu, Zhongxian, Fengjie, Badong, and Zigui counties, etc. Along your Yangtze River cruise between the two cities, there are a series of interesting shore excursions, including Fengdu Ghost City, Shibaozhai Pagoda, White Emperor City, the Three Gorges, Shennv Stream, Shennong Stream, the Three Gorges Dam, and Tribe of Three Gorges, etc. Learn more about Shore Excursion Sites >. Check the detail location of each one at below.
Yangtze River Cruise Map of Route Map & Shore Excursions
The Three Gorges, formed by the Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge, is the real highlight along the Yangtze River cruise. located at the middle and downstream of Chongqing to Yichang section, it is reputed as the art gallery and wonderland in our nature, and people onboard the cruise can admire its primitive landscapes of high hills and flat water, historical stories, brilliant culture, special local folks and customs, mysterious hanging coffins, and so forth.
Map of Three Gorges
The Three Gorges Dam, world largest and most complicated hydropower project, of course is another shining point not to be missed in your Yangtze River cruise tour. A large number of travellers showed great expectation to see this great project and finally really marveled at its magnificent and unbelievable features, so you are also highly recommended to pay a visit there to see the flood discharge section, appreciate its panorama, watch the five stages ship locks and enjoy the natural sightseeing around. Constructed at Sandouping Town, about 40 kilometers away from Yichang city, you will be transferred to and from this site by the arranged buses of the cruise companies. Learn more about the Three Gorges Dam >
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