Lesser Three Gorges (Daning River, China)

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Region
Asia Rivers

Coordinates
29.69200 N, 103.75873 E

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Daning River is a large Yangtze River tributary joining the Yangtze at the Wu Gorge's western end. Lesser Three Gorges stretch north-south approx 25 km (16 ml) in the lower Daning River. They are among the Yangtze River cruises' highlights (cruising upstream from Yangtze). Their names are Longmen Gorge, Bawu Gorge and Dicui Gorge. Cruise ship passengers are usually transfered to a smaller ship at the Daning River's mouth. Among the Lesser Three Gorges route's highlights are the mountinous scenery and historical sites, including Hanging Coffins and the plank road along the cliffs.

  • Daning River entrance is at Wushan Townat approx 500 km (300 ml) northeast from Chongqing and approx 200 km (130 ml) upriver from Yichang.
  • The Longmen Gorge is the shortest (length 3 mk / 1,8 ml). Here can be seen the plank road along its cliffs.
  • Bawu Gorge (length 10 km / 6,2 ml) is famous for its mountainous scenery and the Hanging Coffins (2000+ years-old). Hanging coffins were a local funeral customof the Bo people. The Hanging Coffins were made with one whole wood piece and sit on rocks in the mountains.
  • Dicui Gorge is the longest (length 20 km / 12 ml) and with flourishing vegetation all around. Small-sized tourist ships are used for peaceful scenic sightseeing.
  • At the end of Dicui Gorge, Yangtze cruise passengers enter Madu River (branch of Daning River) with another set of 3 (smaller) gorges called "Mini Three Gorges". They are named Sancheng Gorge, Qinwang Gorge and Changtan Gorge. These gorges are too narrow for a tourist ship, so passengers are embarked on small wooden boats to travel through them.

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Highlights: Dragon-Gate Gorge, Misty Gorge and Emerald Gorge

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Day Ships in port
Tuesday
2 May, 2017
Century Legend(arriving at 02 May - departing at 02 May)
Thursday
4 May, 2017
Viking Emerald(arriving at 04 May - departing at 04 May)
Friday
12 May, 2017
Viking Emerald(arriving at 12 May - departing at 12 May)
Tuesday
16 May, 2017
Viking Emerald(arriving at 16 May - departing at 16 May)
Wednesday
24 May, 2017
Viking Emerald(arriving at 24 May - departing at 24 May)
Sunday
28 May, 2017
Viking Emerald(arriving at 28 May - departing at 28 May)
Tuesday
30 May, 2017
Century Legend(arriving at 30 May - departing at 30 May)