It is said that Yangtze River is the mother river of Chinese people just like the Thames for we English people. My families and I had a cruise along the Yangtze River last year and it is really an experience for all of us!
As Yangtze River runs across southern part of China from west to east, my guide Abby said it is one of the best ways to experience the different features of southern China and it is also a wonderful way to see the beautiful scenery along the Three Gorges.
From the journey we have known that three gorges forming Three Gorges Scenic Spot is the Qutang, Wuxia, and the Xiling gorges. The beautiful scenery of three gorges begins at Baidicheng, Chongqing and end at Nanjin Pass in Yichang. During the journey, Abby introduced lots of history and interesting stories about three gorges, many famous writers, poets and artists are inspired by the fantastic natural beauty. We are all attracted by the delicate architectures, cliffs and sculptures of Baidicheng. The mysterious atmosphere of Fengdu Ghost City is also amazing for us! We also like the food in Chengdu and Chongqing very much, they are hot and the little seeds in it made my tongue totally numb!
We had also seen panda in Chengdu and they are so adorable! I like seeing them eating bamboo and walking around, but most of them are so lazy to make a movement!
The most dangerous attraction along Three Gorges is Tiger-Leaping Gorge. It is located in Lijinag Naxi (we have a stop in Yunnan to have an extension). The mountain on each side of the gorges is over 3000m above the river and the drop of the soaring river is up to 200m. It is said that there was once a huge tiger that got over it in one leap, so this place is name after it as Tiger-Leaping Gorge.
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