Three Gorges Dam

The cruise ship stops at Huangling Temple and then you can visit the Three Gorges Dam, which is the world’s largest hydropower project. To enter the Three Gorges Dam tourist area, you must first go to the tourist transfer center to take the tourist area sightseeing car to enter the Three Gorges Dam tourist area, and people and luggage must undergo strict security checks to ensure the safety of the Three Gorges Dam. The Three Gorges Dam Tourist Area has three sightseeing spots, namely Tanziling, 185 viewing platform and interception memorial garden. Tanziling is the best location for the panoramic view of the Three Gorges Dam. According to the lecturer, the Three Gorges Dam project includes the main building and diversion project, with a total length of 2308m and a dam height of 185m. The total investment of the project is 95.46 billion yuan.

The Three Gorges Hydropower Station has become the world’s largest water power station and clean energy production base. It shows the wisdom of the Chinese people and benefits a lot of people.

Here are some tips for your trip to Three Gorge Dam:

1, the ticket for the Three Gorges Dam is free of charge, but the fare for taking the car is 35 Yuan, and self-driving car can only park in the parking lot. 2, it is recommended to go there in good weather, or you cannot see the majesty of the dam. 3, the permanent ship lock can be experienced by boat, it will take a long time, and keep patient. 4, when you look at the ship lock at Tanziling, there is a hand-held elevator up the mountain, which is very convenient. And you can look at the upstream of the dam at 185 observation deck, which is next to the station where you transfer, don’t miss it. You can look at the front view of the dam at the interception park. If you catch the flood discharge, it will be perfect. 5, Self-driving car entering into the dam should apply for a pass, and do remember to bring a driver’s license and driving license.


Shibaozhai is located on the north bank of the Yangtze River in Zhongxian County, Chongqing, which is 45 kilometers from Zhongxian County. Therefore, there is a huge stone of more than ten feet high near the River. According to legend, the colorful stone left by the Nvwa Goddess is called Shibao. Therefore, the stone shape is like a jade, also known as: Yuyin Mountain. In the Ming Dynasty, Tan Hong was uprising. He once occupied the cottage, and Shi Baozhai was named after it. Shibaozhai is built on the Yuyin Mountain, and it stands out from the mountain and has a strange shape. It consists of Zhai gate, Zhai body and attic (Zhaiding Shic ha).

It has 12 floors and all-wood structure. It was built in the Ming Dynasty and was originally built for 9 floors. It implies the meaning of “Nine Heavens”. The top three floors were built when the building was repaired in 1956. The top of the village is built with the ancient temple, with the rock as the wall. There is a huge mural on the wall of the main hall, which is the story of the Goddess Mending the Sky. At the bottom of the picture, there is a stone that looks like Shibaozhai. In the apse of the ancient temple, there is a stone hole, the mouth is as big as a cup, called “flowing rice hole.” There are three groups of sculptures in the village.

The ancient temple in the top of the village is named “Lan Ruo Hall”; there is a simple and elegant Shibao Street under the village. Shibaozhai is also one of the few remaining wooden structures in China, and is known as “one of the eight singular buildings in the world”.

Time reference for visiting: 1-3 hours

Transportation to the Shibaozhai: In Chongqing Chaotianmen Traffic Square Bus Station you can take a long-distance bus or take a speedboat at Chaotianmen Wharf for 4 hours to reach Zhongxian County, and at Zhongxian Bus Station, transfer to the bus to Shibaozhai.

Ticket: 50 yuan / person, half-ticket for the elderly over 60 years old, free for children under 1.3 meters, full ticket for children over 1.3 meters

Opening hours: 8:00 a.m. – 18:00 p.m. from Monday to Sunday.

Shennong Stream

When you make your trip to the Shennong Stream, you can also go to the Tianyan Tourist Area and go to the swallow cave to see the variant of the marine animal 100 billion years ago – the short-nosed swiftlet. Today, at your feet is a piece of virgin forest and mountain, and hundreds of millions of years ago, here is the rough sea, so you can experience the feeling of the sea to change into a mulberry field. Of course, the green mountain and the clear water in other tourist areas in the forest area will definitely make your trip enjoyable there, and there are clear streams everywhere, and various wild flowers in the mountains, and the air is full of fresh smell of grass and wood. You can also walk through the valley’s tourist trails, through canyons and peaks to enjoy the fun there (some of the scenic areas also allow self-driving).

The forest area will be heavily snowed in the annual winter season. Some areas in the tourist areas will be closed after heavy snowfall. For example, the Shennongding tourist area only opens the scenic gate-watch tower area after the annual snowfall; Tianyan tourist area will close its regular scenic area during part of the winter every year, and only the ski resorts in the tourist area will be open. Because the annual climate is different, the area and time period that are closed each year are also different. Please call the forest area for consultation and confirmation before going to the Shennong Stream.

If you want to play the main tourist areas (and surrounding attractions) in the Shennong Stream forest area, it will take at least three days.

D1: Play Xiangxiyuan Scenic Spot and Guanmen Mountain. Stay in Muyu Town that night.

D2: Play the entire Shennongding tourist area. Stay in Muyu Town that night. If you are driving by car, you can drive to Hongping Town in the north.

D3: Visit Hongping Gallery and Tianyan Tourist Area.

Wu Gorge

Among the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River, the Wu Gorge is the most beautiful and deepest, and is known for its delicate beauty. It is like a winding gallery. The peaks are full on both sides of the Wu Gorge, the most famous peak of the 12 peaks is the goddess peak, as well as the Golden Helmet Gorge and Tieguan Gorge; besides, the Shennong River and Daning River are also beautiful. When you take the boat to Wuxia, you will find that the scenery changes constantly along the way. After the Three Gorges Dam is filled with water, the Wu Gorge still remains beautiful.

One of the highlights of the play of the Wu Gorge is the viewing of the red leaves of Wushan. The best viewing time is from November to January of the following year. The best shooting location is not on the Three Gorges cruise ship, but near the Qingshi Town opposite the Shennv Peak. You can stay at the Qingshi Town Inn, then ask the innkeeper for the uphill route and the best location for taking pictures of the red leaves of Wushan.

When you make a trip to Wu Gorge, you must ride the cruise ship of the Three Gorges to experience the depths of the Wu Gorge and the peaks there. When the cruise ship passes through the Wu Gorge in the evening, it is the most beautiful time of the Wu Gorge. The early morning and the evening are also the most beautiful time of the Wu Gorge. It is like a winding gallery, which is full of poetry and love. The famous 12 peaks of Wushan are located on both sides of the river, and the twelve peaks are especially famous for the goddess peak. The small stone pillar on the peak is like a slim girl. She is the first to greet the morning glow and finally send away the sunset glow.

The best viewing season of Wu Gorge (including Qutang Gorge and Xiling Gorge) is the autumn and winter season, and the red leaves of Wushan in the late autumn are fascinating.

Qutang Gorge

The Yangtze River gathers thousands of rivers in her process of more than 6,300 kilometers, crosses the deep mountain valleys, and plunges into the East China Sea. When she passed through the Sichuan Basin and accepted several major tributaries of the Minjiang River, Jialing River and Wujiang River, the amount of water suddenly increased, and the unstoppable momentum opened up the mountains, forming the world-famous Three Gorges.

The Three Gorges of the Yangtze River, from Baidi City in Fengjie County, Chongqing in the west, to Nanjin Pass in Yichang City, Hubei Province, consists of Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge, with a total length of 193 kilometers, including 8 km long in Qutang Gorge and 44 km in Wu Gorge and 76 kilometers long in Xiling Gorge. The remaining 65 kilometers are two sections of the hilly valley connecting the three gorges.

Qutang Gorge is also known as the Kui Gorge. It starts from Fengjie Baidi City in the west and Wushan Daixi in the east. It is famous for being powerful in the Three Gorges. Guo Moruo has a poem: “If the scenery is different, the Qutang Gorge is the leader in Three Gorges.” On the north and south sides of the Kuimen in the gorge narrow, there are thousands of cliffs, such as knives and axe cuts. The river flows in a narrow river course with a width of only 100 meters. It shows a spectacular scene of “the waters will be tens of thousands, and Qutang Gorge will compete for one”. Down the river, the water rapidly flows, when the boat flows over there, tourists will feel it amazing.

On the cliff of the North Shore, there is a man-made ruin of the ancient plank road. On the top it is the cliff, and the foot is a turbulent river. This is the only way for the ancient boatman, military transportation and merchants. Next to the plank road is a seven-door deep hole with a depth of more than 100 meters. Between the cliff rocks, there is the window facing the river. Looking up at the skylight, the twin peaks are inserted into the clouds, and the blue sky is on the line. Looking down, the river is running and the boat is like an arrow. When you enter into the hole, the stalactites stand like a bird and beast, which are very vivid.