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Address: Within Xiling Gorge, Yiling District, Yichang 443100, China
Phone Number: 0717-8850681
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Touristy, but in the best sense

This is about as close to “old China” as you’re likely to get on a Yangtze River cruise. A tranquil area that seems untouched by time, it was once a small fishing village but now... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
Victoria, BC
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Victoria, BC
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244 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 315 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is about as close to “old China” as you’re likely to get on a Yangtze River cruise. A tranquil area that seems untouched by time, it was once a small fishing village but now operates like a living museum showing how people of the Tujia minority lived 70-plus years ago. As you walk up one bank of the scenic... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This was a great interlude from our cruise along the Yangzte River. The Resort was worth touring to see how the Ba people of this region lived and also to see their Customs. The Wedding Ceremony was great to see especially when the Bride married a tourist. The waterfalls with pristine water plus all the tourist attractions made it an... More 

Thank Onnie_13
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This was a stage managed set to show the old scenes from China. But it did not matter- it is so pretty and charming that I enjoyed it a lot. There is an easy boardwalk to take you up one side of the valley and back down the other. Take your camera - there are lovely scenes everywhere - waterfalls,... More 

1 Thank keekee27
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Visited there recently with husband and bunch of friends. We took 10-1 bus from Yiling Square and it was about 1.5hrs drive to the place.. The bus ticket was for 15rmb. Since we all are students here in Yichang, we had toursit card, which gave us free entry (if no travel card i think you have to pay 180 for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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330 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Regarding TheTribe of Three Gorges. We paid 280 yuan as an optional tour whilst doing the Yangtze Cruise. We did not see a lot of the things mentioned in the reviews here. We had a very nice boardwalk up to a small waterfall area passing strategically placed props such as a lovely maiden standing on the front of a canoe,... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

First off, if you plan to walk the entire site in June, you will need good shoes, several bottles of water, and to take many breaks. The site farther up the river where the reproduced village is located involves MANY stairs. You can purchase handicrafts at very reasonable prices (Chinese paper cutting, pottery, sandals, homemade candies, etc.) and also see... More 

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Chatillon-sur-Seine, France
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

- dont go there with children under 5 years old. There are no places for them and its very physic - bring your own food : the restaurant by side are totally expansive, and the fish are swimming - dont go there when its too hot : there are not so many places to refresh But its a very nice... More 

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This was one of our favorite excursions on the river cruise. The scenery was beautiful (I especially liked the waterfalls at the end). There were monkeys, lots of people playing historical roles along the river and the wedding ceremony that has been mentioned by other reviewers. There are places to buy handicrafts as well.

1 Thank Sunshinecop67
Hong Kong
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This is a scenic area reconstructed allowing tourists to relive the daily life and work of the natives. It is one of the optional tours from our Yangtze River cruise at RMB220 (for seniors). A covered board walk takes you to the scenic gorge, where you can see fishing boats along the river side, fishermen using bird to catch fishes,... More 

Thank kwcng
Melbourne, Australia
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255 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This was our first optional tour from our cruise up the Yangtze River and it was a lovely one. We were met by a beautiful guide from the "Three Gorges Tribe Tour" and taken along a covered in board walk, from the ship, to a very scenic gorge with a stream running through it to the Yangtze River. The board... More 

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