The three Gorges extends 193km along the Yangtze River, comprising of the arresting Qutang Gorge, the idyllic Wu Gorge and the treacherous Xiling Gorge. It is one of China's finest areas of scenery, cultural history and sources of tourism.
Qutang Gorge the shortest gorge (8km), but the most dramatic with peaks up to 1,240 meters high looming over the rolling river. Kuimen, the entrance of the gorge, has been marveled at as "the most dangerous pass of the world".
Wu Gorge the deepest and most mysteriously beautiful of the Gorges (44km), the Wu Gorge Peaks tower over sharp turns of rushing waters, among the 12 peaks, the Goddess Peak is most fascinating.
Xingling Gorge longest of the three (66km). The banks are covered with orange orchards. Along this gorge sit many archeological sites, including the Huangling Temple, first built during the Three Kingdoms Period.