longest river in China and the third longest river in the world with an
stretch of 6,300 km, Yangtze River begins it journey at the southern
foothills of the snow-capped Geladandong Peak of the Tanggula Mountains.
The river cruises through 2 self-governing regions and 6 provinces
including Qinghai, Tibet, Sichuan, Yunnan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui,
Jiangsu, and Shanghai City, where it meets into the East China Sea.
Chinese also calls the Yangtze River, Chang-jiang which means "Long
River", or just "Jiang" -- river
The Cruises through the Yangtze River
The Yangtze River meanders through the country from west to east covering a
stretch of 3900miles. The cruise from Chongqing to Wuhan includes the "Three
Gorges" and is distinguished by its panoramic natural beauty. The
various halt and harbors through out the journey offer magnificent
opportunities to encounter the age-old cultural heritage of the city. Take a
tour and explore this unique patch of China, with its great civilization,
splendor and venerable history.
Specialties along the Yangtze
Yangtze is quite famous for its fresh produce, arts and crafts, gift items
and much more. Special fresh products, natural gifts and locally crafted
items are available at the breakwater, riverside markets and stalls. One can
keep them as souvenir or gift them, back home.
Items such as bamboo crafted items and Shu style embroidery in Chongqing;
colorful 3 Gorges stones in the Yangtze, Maofeng tea, lacquer ware in
Jingzhou and Yangzhou; silk in Suzhou, Zhenjiang and Shanghai; Su embroidery
in Suzhou; clay figurines in Wuxi; jade in Shanghai and Yangzhou are worth a
and Animals along the Yangtze
Another attraction of Yangtze is its wildlife reserves. The 3 Gorges area
along the river is embellished with elevated mountains and dense forests
rich in wildlife and natural tract. Some of the creatures traced in the
forest are very rare species and quite unique to the world.
Cruising up the Shennong Stream one can encounter the rarely seen animals
such as the flying squirrel, the golden monkey, the golden swallow, the
searow, the donkey faced wolf; the white pheasant, the white ant, white
deer, white goat, white bear, white pheasant, giant salamander, cliff frog
the list is endless.
Ideal time for a Visit
Inter Pacific Tours International and Northwest Airlines offer extensive
Regal Cruise Tour itineraries with Best Buy Series and early bird savings.
Cruises range from 3 to 11-day sailing up and down the full length of the
Spring and early autumn are the best times to visit, as summer is hot and
dry. Low season prices in December, January, July, August and November are