The Three Gorges has three large canyons from west to east. The Baidi City to the Tunxi section is called the Qutang Gorge. The Wushan to Badong Guandukou section is called the Wu Gorge. The Xiangxi of Zigui to Nanjinguan section is called the Xiling Gorge. There are many cultural sites, monuments and buildings left over. You can take a cruise on the Three Gorges and enjoy the Three Gorges scenery along the way.
Qutang Gorge is known as being ” powerful”, also called the Kui gorge. It is the shortest gorge of the Three Gorges, but it is the most majestic section. The Qiangtang Gorge is 8 kilometers long. It starts from Baidi Mountain in Fengjie County in the west and reaches Daxi Town in Wushan County in the east. It is 1,200 meters above sea level, even if the water level rises to 175 meters. The absolute height is still more than 1,100 meters, and the momentum of “Kui Men Xiong Tian Xia” is still the same as before.
There are many scenic spots and historical sites in Qutang Gorge. There are Fengjie Ancient City, Eight Diagrams, Stone Sentinel Maze and Yufu Tower on the upper reaches of the gorge narrows. There are Baidi City, Ancient Pland Path and Bellows gorge on the top of the northern bank of the Gorge. There are powder walls, Mengliang Ladder and Daxi cultural ruins on the south bank, etc. In the south bank not far from the lower part of the Bellows gorge, there is a strange and unusual mountain peak that protrudes from the riverside. It is called “Rhinoceros looking at the moon”, which is very vivid. The site of the DuFu Thatched Cottage is just a few kilometers away from Baidi City, and it is a place where poets linger.
Official telephone number of the Qutang Gorge: 023-56528366
Referred time needed: more than 3 hours
How to get to Qutang Gorge:
Qutang Gorge needs to take a boat to have a tour. It will take 7 hours from Chongqing Chaotian Wharf by boat to Fengjie New County, then transfers to Baidi City by bus, or you can directly purchase the Three Gorges cruise tickets in Chongqing, Wuhan or Yichang.
Opening time: all day.