Yangtze River is the longest river in China and the world's third river with the total length of 6397 kilometers. Originated in the main peak of the Tibetan Plateau Geladandong Tanggula Mountain, Yangtze River traverses eleven provinces and cities from west to east, including Qinghai, Tibet, Sichuan, Yunnan, Chongqing, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui, Jiangsu and Shanghai and finally pours into the East China Sea.
The main stream of Yangtze River is divided into upper, middle and lower three sections: from Heyuan to Yichang City is the upstream section, Yichang to Hukou for the middle section and from Hukou is the downstream section. As the largest water system in China, Yangtze River plays an important role in history, economy and culture of the whole country. Along Yangtze River there are many historical sites and nature beauty worth exploring such as: the Three Gorges (Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Xiling Gorge), Three Gorges Dam, Shennong Stream, Fengdu Ghost City, Shibaozhai, etc. And the best way to enjoy the stunning scenery of Yangtze River is to take the cruise tour.
Besides the beautiful scenery, the Yangtze River culture is an important part of the popularity of Yangtze River. So a cruise tour along Yangtze River is also a culture tour in China.