The Yangtze River, the 1ongcst River in China and third-longest in the world, is the mother river of the people of central and southeast China. Originating in the Tanggula Mountains of Qinghai Province the Yangtze River winds from northwest to southeast, with a total length of 6.300 km. Is main channel passes through Qinghai, Tibct. Sichuan. Yunnan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi. Anhui.Jiangsu and Shanghai, finallycomplying into the Pacific Ocean at Chongming Island.
With several thousand tributaries, the Yangtze River valley covers an area of more than 1,800,000 sq km, including l 85 cities. Each part of the Yangtze River has a different type of scenery: in the upper reaches of the river from Jiangyuan to Yichang, one can observe many precipitous mountains, including the world-famous Three Gorges and the would-be largest dam in the world over it; in the middle reaches of the river from Yichang to Hukou, the Yangtze River zigzags through Hubei, Hunan and Jiangxi with many branches and lakes; in its lower reaches from Hukou to the estuary, the Yangtze River becomes smooth and wide. From the source to the estuary, you can enjoy different breath-taking scenes on the mighty Yangtze River.