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Yichang Travel Guide

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Yichang, situated in the center China and in the middle of the Yangtze River, is another important city in Hubei Province. As a city located in the sub-tropical area, it has the right amount of sunshine and abundant rainfall. The city covers an area of 21,083 square kilometers with the population of around 4 million. Its annual average temperature is around 15 degrees Celsius and the best season to travel is spring and autumn. Numerous famous travel sites and historical spots and historical culture legends are another interesting aspect of Yichang.

The city is also blessed with the rich history which can be traced back to more than 2,000 years. It was the territory in the history of the Chu Kingdom and well developed the Chu culture there. Yichang, 30kms downstream from the Three Gorges Dam, is always taken as one end for Yangtze Cruise. Since the dam's construction, Yichang is used less often for travel upstream due to the obvious flooding of the gorges and the dam itself. The dam is the main travel attraction to Yichang and its dimensions are awesome. It is about 200m high and two kilometers long.

Apart from the Three Gorges, the abundant travel resources of Yichang are also attractive. Mountains, waterfalls, caves, stone forests and pools form picturesque scenes. Besides the magnificent scenery, Yichang is famous for its local products: oranges, persimmons, Chinese gooseberries, tea, etc. They are sold in the streets and lanes and delight visitors with their excellent flavor. Read more guide to Yichang attractions below. Welcome to check out our other pages for more travel information about Yichang. We would like to help you with your Yichang travel plan, by providing professional advice, useful itinerary and excellent travel service.

Yichang Attractions Guide

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  • The City WallJingzhou is a city that was originally designed for the military. There is a moat outside for protection and also two city gates with a large space in between, used to capture the enemy. The town is divided into three parts: Earth ... ...
  • Chinese Sturgeon MuseumThe Chinese Sturgeon Museum is located inside Chinese Sturgeon Garden, in Yichang city, Hubei Province. The museum was built in 1993 and its main purpose is to preserve the many different types of sturgeon found in the world, espe ... ...
  • Gezhouba DamGezhouba Water Conservancy Project, located in Yichang City, Hubei Province, was first constructed in 1970 and finished in 1988. The project is just over 2,600 meters long and 50 meters high and divides the Yangtze River into thre ... ...
  • Chinese Sturgeon MuseumThe Chinese Sturgeon Museum is a part of the Chinese Sturgeon Garden that is located in Xiaoxita Town, in Yichang of Hubei Province. The museum was set up in 1982 by the Chinese Sturgeon Research Institute, which uses artificial b ... ...
  • Three Gorges DamBrief guide to the Three Gorges Dam: The Three Gorges Dam that is built on the Yangtze River is the largest hydroelectric dam in the world that can generate electricity at a capacity of 18,200 MW. The dam is more than two kilomete ... ...
  • The Yangtze RiverYangtze River, the biggest river in China, the third longest in the World (next only to the Amazon and the Nile), starts with the Tuotuo River at the Roof of the World-Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, takes in countless rivers, and flows ea ... ...

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Is the three gorges dam in Yichang close to Yichang airport? We have a layover of at least 6 hours in Yichang on Oct 30. We want to see the three gorges dam and surroundings for good photos. Time is limited for this? Can your travel agency arrange this kind of tour?

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It only takes about 30 minutes to drive from Yichang airport to the three gorges dam. There will be enough time for you to travel there. We can make you a Yichang travel tour. Welcome to contact us if you need our travel service.