“Snaking eastwards across the country, the mighty Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia, and the third longest in the world.”

Linking together seven provinces, the river flows down from glaciers on the QingHai-Tibet plateau in Qinshai and opens up into the South China Sea at Shanghai. Its 6400km is an iconic Chinese landmark, and many see its muddy waters as a diving line between North and South China.

The river boasts some incredible natural scenery, most notably the immense Three Gorges which were treacherous and largely unnavigable until the opening of the Three Gorges Dam in 2008. Towering limestone cliffs line the wide bends of the river, providing a stunning landscape.

Yangtze River

Fast Facts
  • Time Difference GMT +8 approx
  • Currency Chinese Yuan
  • Flight Time 14 hours 50 minutes from UK
  • Capital Beijing
  • Best time to go September to October

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