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Three Gorges

Yangtze River, China
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Type: Geologic Formations, Bodies of Water
Description: Known for its scenic beauty, this 120-mile stretch of the Yangtze River is a primary attraction on river cruises.
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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506 reviews 506 reviews
350 attraction reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Visited Last May. Perfect weather - 7 day cruise. The three gorges were spectacular! Absolutely spellbindingly beautiful. We had gone through smog choked Chongquing and spent an awful day there. We moved onto the gorges and they made the trip. Breathtaking mountains rising from the shore of the river - some were forested - others were sharp peaks - there... More

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Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We went on a President and cruise have to say while the cruise was pleasant and relaxing the excessive high pressure sales pitches to upgrade to better cabins, better dining rooms etc was annoying and such a rip off. The more interesting trips were add ons so everything was about getting more money out of you. If you did not... More

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Sacramento, CA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We boarded a sightseeing vessel for this cruise on the Daning River. With an English speaking local guide explaining what we were seeing and what was coming up, it was a very enjoyable tour. The views of the cliffs and ridges were just spectacular.

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Kettering, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this site and it is worth doing. However the expensive DVD's they were selling are a complete rip off. The English commentary is played over loud music or sometimes over the Chinese commentary and loud music! Either way you cannot hear it. The pictures are repetitive. All in all a complete waste of money... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It takes a bit of research and you'll want to build in some flexibility in your timing but the rewards are significant. We did it and only speak very limited Chinese so you can too. Just takes a sense of adventure. Forget the traditional cruises that usually start in Chongqing or Yichang take 3-5 days become boring, are expensive, limit... More

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Sydney, Australia
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231 reviews 231 reviews
63 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

An option to do Mini Three Gorges............so pleased we did. It is so, so worth it...........120 yuan We were on a Yangtze Cruise and this was truly a highlight. The smaller boat and guide were excellent, pointing out things of interest and historical facts. A few strategically placed props on the way and the hanging coffins were interesting. It's only... More

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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Visitied the gorges while on Yangtse Gold 7 cruise. They are spectacular and the small boat tour into the lesser three gorges was impressive, providing a closer view and appreciation of the vastness of the water resource that has been created through the damming. The optional tour on our cruise was the Mini Three Gorges whixh was similar, and just... More

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Grimsby, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We took a trip on the Yangtze River with Sinorama Holidays leaving from Chongqing and arriving at Wuhan. The middle part of the 5 day cruise was through the three gorges area and the scenery was spectacular - travelling down fairly narrow passages with sheer high cliffs on either side of the boat. Vegetation on the mountains was lush and... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We had a 4 days cruise. It was very impressive to pass the three gorges, even after they have been kind of submerged after the dam was built. The gorges are till beautiful. Worthwhile to see, in particular itch a visit to the dam

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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121 reviews 121 reviews
67 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

Spent 4 days on The Yangtze with Gate1 Tours. The Three Gorges are beautiful. Everyone on the cruise ship was outside when passing the gorges...lots of photos.....the scenery is great....our stops were even better.

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