It is said that there are probably few waterways on Earth which can rival the Yangtze river. The Yangtze allures visitors for sheer beauty and opulence. The Yangtze river carves a graceful 4000 mile swathe from the snow capped highlands of Tibet, meandering across the vast Chinese heartland, creates a confluence at the East China Sea on its final trek.
Between the Chongqing and the Yichang, the Yangtze's legendary three Gorges-Qutang, Wu and Xiling soar into view and the tourist becomes one with nature's artistry. This section of the Yangtze reveals ages of geological wonders sculpted in rock and soaring cliffs veiled in mist.
Nature seems to have more handiwork in store as one gets engrossed in the tranquility of pristine water, thick forests, and amazing rock formations in the tapering lush green forestry embalming the Yangtze on all the sides.
These views enthrall the visitors especially when they embark on a cruiser to see the Daming river's famed small Gorges. From Yichang to Shanghai the Yangtze is the main transportation route connecting the ancient villages and bustling commercial centres.
Tourists are revered from the view of more than 200 Buddhist Temples, ancient pines, sea of clouds, bizarre rock formations and hot springs.
At Wuhan, a shore excursion thrills the visitors. The Hubei provincial museum or the Yellow Crane Tower leave no stones unturned in enchanting the tourists as well. At Guichi, a full day excursion to the revered Buddhist mountain retreat promises to steal the limelight for the tourists.
Truly, it seems that if on earth one really needs to thrill a cruising experience then it is here in the Yangtze river in China.