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Beautiful scenery along the Three Gorges

People's Daily Online)  08:15, March 20, 2013  

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The Three Gorges Dam is surrounded by mountains in China on the Yangtze River. The Yangtze River is one of the most fascinating rivers in the world, and a river cruise is a wonderful way to see the beautiful scenery along the Three Gorges.

The Three Gorges Scenic Spot was named after the Qutang, Wuxia, and the Xiling gorges. Located in Hubei Province these three gorges are over 193 kilometers long and cover an area of over 1208 square kilometers.

They begin at Baidicheng, Chongqing and end at Nanjin Pass in Yichang. Due to its magnificent scenery, the Three Gorges has been a source of inspiration for poets and artists, and one of the hottest tourist destinations for centuries. It was designated one of the first Key National Scenic Spots by the Chinese government in 1982.

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(Editor:DuMingming、Ye Xin)

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