Lesser Three Gorges

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The Lesser Three Gorges is one of the exciting and famous stops in the Yangtze Three Gorges. It is often called the "highlight" of the Yanzgte cruise, even the whole China trip.

Lesser Three Gorges
Lesser Three Gorges

The first is the Dragon Gate Gorge. About 3,281 yards long, it refers to the section of river from the west pass of Wu Gorge to the Yinwo Tan.

Little Three Gorges
Lesser Three Gorges

Also known as the Iron Coffin Gorge, it measures six miles. In the cliff of this section, there hangs a black Suspended Coffin.

Lesser Three Gorges
Lesser Three Gorges

Emerald Gorge or Dicui Gorge spans 12 miles and is the longest and most charming of the three gorges. Madu River, the Mini Three Gorges, plank road and Boat Coffins are popular sites for visitors to appreciate.

Lesser Three Gorges
Lesser Three Gorges

Drifting six miles upstream from the Emerald Gorge, the Dachang Ancient Town has over 1,700 years' history. It is the first large town along the bank of Daning River. The ancient architecture, dock and arches of Ming and Qing Dynasties always tell people the history of the town.

Lesser Three Gorges
Lesser Three Gorges

The Three Little Gorges, regarded as a bright pearl of the Yangtze River, offer townspeople a chance to experience another way of life which is calm, natural and simple.

Lesser Three Gorges
Lesser Three Gorges

If you like to explore the Lesser Thee Gorges, to embrace the nature. Take those ships which stop at here. You will find the photographs, articles, poems and draw paintings enthusiastically about here.

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