The Yangtze River
The mighty Yangtze River is known as the symbolic lifeline of China. At 3,900 miles, the world’s third longest river, the Yangzi River flows from the Roof of the World to the East cutting through China, dividing the country into north and south. The river with its numerous tributaries and feeders provides a great transportation network through the heart of some of the most densely populated areas in China. From the spectacular Three Gorges region to the vast feat of engineering that is the Three Gorges Dam, cruising through the heart of the Yangzi River provides an understanding of the rapid emergence of China as a global superpower.
Awe-inspiring natural beauty, iconic World Heritage sites and cultures enhanced over centuries – these are the riches around as you sail China’s legendary waterway.