Yangtze River Cruise - Xiling Gorge

The Xiling Gorge (西陵峡) between Xiangxi and the city of Yichang is the easternmost of the three gorges on the Yangtze River. At the narrowest point, it has a width of 80 m.



With the first rays of the new day we drive into the Xiling Gorge, the first of the three gorges. Previously she was the most dangerous passage for shipping. Rocks and shoals, however, are eliminated by the Gezhouba Dam.

Xiling Gorge - China


After about 30 minutes we pass an obelisk, which is the former border between the Japanese and the Chinese nationalists. 20,000 Chinese died here in battle.

the former border between the Japanese and the Chinese nationalists


With the Chinese tendency for figurative descriptions, the mountain shortly before the Three Gorges Dam is called the Sleeping Mao. The bridge on the opposite side is called colloquially McDonald's bridge, because the shape reminds the logo of McDonald's.

sleeping Mao - Xiling Gorge China


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