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Beautiful scenery along the Three Gorges (2)

People's Daily Online)  08:33, March 20, 2013  

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Wuxia Gorge

Wuxia Gorge, over 42 kilometers long, is the longest of the three gorges. It is famous for its deep valley, and soaring mountain peaks rising from the river's banks. Within Wuxia Gorge are eight famous natural scenes, and 12 famous peaks.

Xiling Gorge

Xiling Gorge is 66 kilometers long and is well-known for its dangerous rugged shoals and turbulent waters. The mountain peaks in Xiling Gorge rise straight out of the river each one appearing higher than the previous. Located in this gorge are strange peaks and peculiar rock formations. Karst caves can be found everywhere. There are over 170 documented caves in this gorge alone.

Qutang Gorge

Qutang gorge is eight kilometers long, making it the shortest among the three gorges. At the Western entrance the sharp cliffs rise hundreds of meters on both sides of the Yangtze River. An ancient narrow footway that meanders around the steep cliffs follows the river through the gorge.

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(Editor:DuMingming、Ye Xin)

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