Small Three Gorges in Chongqing

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Small Three Gorges in Chongqing

Small Three Gorges in Chongqing
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SagaloutsTour
Gerrards Cross, UK1,087 contributions
Tranquil and Sereal
Jun. 2019 • Couples
Sanpan is the best way to appreciate these small tributaries off the Yangtze. Quiet, peaceful, wonderful scenery. You can see where the villlagers who remained moved up the mountains to restart their lives. About an hours round trip, it's well worth it.
Written 24 June 2019
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Captainbligh53
Epsom153 contributions
Stunning Scenery !
Mar. 2019 • Couples
No wildlife to see on the river. Interesting commentary from the guide. Terrible toilets at the destination. Fun music and dancing show by local people at the destination pontoon.
Written 15 April 2019
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Marka66
Argyle, TX78 contributions
Stunning Views of Sheer Cliffs and Wildlife
Nov. 2018
Take a small 100 person excursion boat (offered with most river cruises) and Sanpan with 30 people if weather is good to explore far into the Gorges. It’s gorgeous! The month of November offers stunning landscape of red maple trees and local fauna. Monkeys live in the Canyon, along with wild ducks. Ancient, 2000 year old hanging coffins are visible along with spectacular limestone, jade and granit cliffs.
Written 7 November 2018
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TAMAN1951
Liberty Lake, WA5,488 contributions
Sampan is the way to go
Oct. 2018 • Couples
Up close and personal with the great geography.

Lovely scenery including a small village and s hanging coffin

Only takes about an hour and is well worth the time to visit.
Quite relaxing.

If in a river cruise you will likely be offered this opportunity otherwise I think it may be hard to do.
Written 29 October 2018
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Ginnyc661
South Carolina160 contributions
Beautiful
Jun. 2017 • Couples
We toured the Lesser Three Gorges in small river boats. You really got up close and personal with cliffs and all they hold.
Written 1 July 2017
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Legerwoodman
Terrebonne, Canada187 contributions
Nice Quiet Boat Ride.
Apr. 2017 • Couples
This is a side trip from the Three Gorges Cruise. You take a small boat across crevaces in the mountains with beautiful views. Nice aside from the big ships.
Written 9 May 2017
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John L
Bluffton, SC549 contributions
Peaceful, Scenic Ride
Mar. 2017 • Couples
As part of our Viking River Cruise, we transferred to these small boats in order to cruise through the Lesser Three Gorges.
We were apprehensive about the scenery because it was an overcast day with an occasional drizzle. However, it seemed to add to the short (perhaps 90 minutes) cruise because it produced clouds hanging over the mountains and made for a lovely, natural scene.
Our tour guide - a local young lady - was both charming and informative. A university graduate, her story of the struggle to achieve her education was stirring, as was her singing of some of the local folk songs.
A quite enjoyable ride. Beats the heck out of seeing still more high-rise city condominium complexes.
Written 14 March 2017
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Rey M
Sarnia, Canada1,711 contributions
Not So Magnificent Lesser Three Gorges near Chongqing
Sep. 2016
The Daning River is a large tributary of the Yangtze River from which the lesser or small three gorges (Longmen Gorge, Bawu Gorge, and Dacui Gorge) can be accessed. Before the Three Gorges Dam project was started, tourists doing a Yangtze River Cruise transfer to smaller boats manually navigated and sometimes pulled /pushed the boat to push the boats upstream the Daning river to get to the lesser three gorges because the water level was very low. After the three gorges dam got into operation, the water level on the lesser gorges rose by 70 ft, and now diesel operated 20 passenger small boats navigate the Daning river. It was a relaxing little mini cruise on the Daning River where massive and precipitous mountains line the river, similar to the ones the Norwegian fjords but the mountains are not so tall. If going on this mini gorges tour, try to go to the back of boats so that you can easily access the small platform for great photos. When we went, the water level was about 20 ft. lower than normal. Overall, an enjoyable 2-3 hours included in most Yangtze River Cruise itinerary.
Written 3 March 2017
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mailladysusi
OKC OK14 contributions
Gorgeous Gorges!
Nov. 2016 • Couples
Two weeks ago, as part of a Sinorama tour, we did the Small Three Gorges, and it was great! We were fortunate to have nice weather, so many of us were able to be out on the front of the small boat the entire time, to get beautiful pics. The guide on board gave wonderful commentary, and pointed out interesting sites.
Written 30 November 2016
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Candelaria B
171 contributions
Three Little Gorges: Stunning and Beautiful
Oct. 2015
The Wushan Three Little Gorges also known as the Daning River Three Little Gorges covers an extensive space of over 30 miles from Wushan County in the South to Dachang, an ancient town in the North. The first one is Dragon Gate Gorge. The second is Misty Gorge and the third is Emerald Gorge.
Each Gorge is unique and each one offers plenty to see. For example, the Dragon Gate Gorge refers to the section from the west pass of Wu Gorge to the Yinwo Tan. It is full of precipitous cliffs and sites such as the Bear Cave, Nigh-dragoon pole and others. The Misty Gorge is also known as the Iron coffin gorge. This gorge is full of rock on both sides. Just like clouds, if you pay attention, you can see forms of animals and even real animals among the cliffs. Finally in the Emerald Gorge you can see yes, Boat Coffins. There is also an ancient town, Dachang, worth seen. It is 1700 years old!
Again, there is a one-day tour you can take from Wushan and see these three little gorges. You can take no.101 or 105 buses to reach Three Little Gorges Tourist Reception Center or a taxi. Both are inexpensive and so it is the tour.
I like to leave you with a couple interesting things I saw. The Boat Coffins a funeral custom in ancient times. A dead person was put into a coffin shaped like a boat. It was hung on a cliff or buried in the ground by an ancient temple. The suspended coffins are hung on the bluff of the precipice. They hung 33 to 164 feet high and some even as high as 328 feet above the ground. You can see both of them in your three little gorge tours – amazing things!
Zàijiàn or adios, ciao, good-bye me friends.

Written 9 August 2016
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