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Yangtze River Cruising

The Yangtze River is synonymous with China. It’s Asia’s longest river at just over 3900 miles (in context London to New York is 3500 miles) and the third longest in the world after The Nile and The Amazon. The Yangtze could be described as the flowing heart of China. Some of China’s earliest settlements developed along its majestic banks and to this day is a vital commercial and agricultural lifeline.

Cruising the Yangtze is a unique experience, the pace of life on the river slows down and affords a new and revealing perspective. Sit back and relax as you glide along the water through the impressive Three Gorges revealing new panoramas at every intricate river bend.

Some Yangtze River information:

1. The Drainage Basin of the Yangtze River covers around 20% of China's landmass and a quarter of China’s population reside in the basin (that’s around 400,000,000 people)..

2. The Yangtze River is one of the busiest rivers on the planet with cruise ships, ferries and barges zigzagging along the river.

3. The Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River is the largest Hydro-electric Dam in the world, It is over 1.5 miles wide

10. The Yangtze River has 4 of Chinas largest 10 cities on its banks and tributaries, including Chengdu Chongqing, Wuhan & Shanghai.

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