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.

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