Stretching more than six thousand kilometers, the Yangtze River tops the third largest river in the world after the Nile and the Amazon, and the longest river in China. The Chinese call it the 'mother river', which flows through 13 provinces and with eight tributaries like Huangpu River, Min River, Xiang River, Wu River, etc.. Yangtze River is open to shipping all year round. It has been a crucial transportation route with main cities along its banks for thousands of years.

The Yangtze is the cradle of Chinese civilization and it feeds the people with rice 70% of the sum. Lots of important sites were unearthed in the Yangtze Valley, amongst them, the Wu Moutain Daxi Culture is the most famous one with ancient articles, such as barbs and fishing net.

A Yangtze River Cruise is favored by more and more visitors, who are keen to discover the wonderful natural landscape in the region. Normally there are two classic cruise routes: upstream sailings and downstream sailings. The former starts from Chongqing and ends in Yichang, taking 4 days and 3 nights while the latter is the opposite in terms of the route, taking 5 days and 4 nights and costing more. Visitors may enjoy the splendid mountains and landscape along the river, peek have a glimpse of the world-famed Three Gorges Dam, do excursions on the bank, take a boat trip in Shennong Stream and take the best photos of their Yangtze tour, etc.

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