•  PopupDesign_2013

    Did you know 31% of the travelers make destination research and selection 3-5 months before their vacation

    Access the CNTO Tourism Research Reports

Explore the Magical Yangtze River

When most North American travelers think of China, visions of the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors likely come to mind. But the third longest river in the world, the Yangtze River, is also a sight worth seeing while in Asia – and an ideal travel route.

The Yangtze River originates in the mountains of Tibet, in the world’s highest plateau, and flows east, covering almost 4,000 miles across China, flowing through the Qinghai, Sichuan, Chongqing, Hubei, Hunan, Yunnan, Jiangxi, Anhui, and Jiangsu provinces before it opens at the East China Sea in Shanghai. The Yangtze’s catchment covers 1/5 of China’s land area and accounts for 40% of China’s freshwater resources.

Surging by major tourist attractions throughout China and offering some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, travel on the Yangtze River takes visitors through the famous Three Gorges, past dense forests, and in the shadows of towering mountain cliffs rising dramatically from the river, a sight best appreciated from on the water.

Many cruise ships travel down the Yangtze and offer visitors a chance to see China from a new perspective, all while traveling in luxurious style. Travelers can appreciate a Yangtze River cruise for the ease, sumptuousness, and unique access to extraordinary scenery and attractions.

To find out more about cruise offerings for China’s Yangtze River, go to www.cnto.org/tour_category/cruises/. Whether young or old, interested in history or nature (or both!), travelers on a luxury cruise down the Yangtze River in China will find the unforgettable experience they’re seeking.

Back to China News >

China in the News Archive >


  • 09/26/2016 “Beautiful China – Maritime Silk Road” Tourism Promotion Launched in Miami...Read More
  • 09/26/2016 “Beautiful China – Maritime Silk Road” Tourism Promoted in Southern U.S....Read More
  • 09/26/2016 “Beautiful China – Maritime Silk Road” Tourism Promoted in Vancouver...Read More
  • 09/23/2016 2018 Will Be the Year of China-Canada Tourism...Read More
  • 09/23/2016 Silk Road Makes Pitch to American Tourists...Read More
  • 09/22/2016 Air China Opens Service to Silicon Valley, Sees Growth...Read More
  • 09/22/2016 Marriott Opens Hangzhou Marriott Hotel Qianjiang...Read More
  • 09/22/2016 Palace Museum Transforming Exhibition Layout...Read More
  • 09/16/2016 Yinchuan Hosts China-U.S. Tourism Leadership Summit 2016...Read More
  • 09/16/2016 Hangzhou Hosts G20 Summit...Read More
China in the News Archives