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The cruise will allow you to enjoy a lot of superlative natural sights as well as cultural-historical sites. Some of the highlights from Chongqing to Yichang are:
Chaotian Men Gate: Chaotian Men Gate is the largest harbor on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River. It is an amazing place where the brown and muddy Yangtze Rive meet the clear Jialing River.
Fengdu Ghost City: Fengdu is where the devil lives, according to Chinese legend. They say spirits go to heaven, and evil goes to Fengdu. The town is overlooked by Ming Shan Hill, home of Tianzi, the King of the Dead. The whole place has an eerie feel to it with deserted streets, tower blocks, empty shops. The only people here are those who make a living from visiting cruise boats.
Shibaozhai: Shibaozhai, a 12-storey red wooden pagoda which rests against the rock wall, where you can also climb up the spiral staircase to the top for a panoramic view of the winding river, the village and the countryside.
Lesser Three Gorges: The Lesser Three Gorges are the three separate valleys of the Danning River: Dragon Gate Gorge, Misty Gorge and Emerald Gorge. The gorges are truly spectacular. Sheer cliffs soap up towards the sky from the brown-green water. Mountain tops hover above the ribbon of mist. disconneted from their roots.
Shennong Stream: Shennong Stream is another tributary of the Yangtze River, and its fast-flowing, crystal clear water runs southwards through deep gorges. The stream races past large and small caves, flocks of swallows, sheer cliffs, deep gorges, rapids and the ancient plank path.
Baidi City: Baidi City, also known as the WhiteEmperor City, clings to the hills and cliffs of peninsular jutting out into the river. It is a miniature city of tempples and gates on Baidi Hill. The city is well known as " the Poet's City", because it has been visited by many scholars in the past, who have left many literary relics.
Three Gorge Dam: The dam is 2,335 meters long, 185 meters high, 18 meters wide on the top and 130 meters wide at the bottom.