Yangtze River - The World’s Third-longest River

Yangtze River is known as the world’s third-longest river. If you love hiking, you might want to visit Tiger Leaping Gorge at Lijiang located at the upper Yangtze. Otherwise, The Three Gorges is a choice for you where is the inspiration for poets or famous artists making up masterpieces. You can also join Yangtze cruise ships travelling through The Three Gorges as well as a tour of the dam. Just tell us your preferences and ideas, our Asia Tours experts will help you to customize your dream trip!

Yangtze River travel guide information

Yangtze River Quick Facts

The Yangtze River is the world’s 3rd longest river and the longest one in Asia with 3,915 miles from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau to the East China Sea.

Being known as “Chang Jiang” in Chinese (means long river) and the Yangtze River also has many other local names such as Jing Jiang, Wan Jiang, Sichuan River and Dangqu River.

The tributaries of the Yangtze River are Yalong, Tuo, Jialing, Wu, Han, Yuan, Min, Zi, Huangpu, Gan and Xiang.

This river passes through around 16 cities such as Shanghai, Nantong, Nanjing, Wuhu, Wuhan, Luzhou, Yichang and Yueyang.

Best time to visit Yangtze River, china

The best time to visit the Yangtze River is in spring and autumn, while the temperature is quite cool and comfortable in April, May, September and October. The temperature is just around 30°C in July and 10°C in January. During September and November, rainfall is low so that many people can travel at this time.

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Majestic Yangtze River Cruise from Shanghai

Shanghai → Yichang → Yangtze River → Chongqing
China China

Discover Shanghai's landmarks and gain an insightful immersion in the city's various delights

Take a leisure stroll along the Bund, a renowned waterfront as well as the iconic must-visit place of Shanghai

Board on overnight cruise exploring the Yangtze River within 3 days going upstream to the West

Admire the natural grandeur along the river banks with a diversity of sightseeing activities

Stop at some of the prominent tourist sites on Yangtze River: grandiose Three Gorges Dam, Shennv Stream, and 12-storey Shibaozhai Pagoda

Enjoy both onboard and off-board experiences that are well-arranged during your river cruise trip

Shanghai → Yichang → Yangtze River → Chongqing

Beauty of China and Yangtze River

Beijing → Xian → Chongqing → Yangtze River → Shanghai
China China

Discover the grandiose palaces and buildings complex of the historic Forbidden City

Visit one of the most world-famous heritage sites in China, the legendary Great Wall

Dive into the paradise of endless gastronomic delights with some of renowned Chinese delicacies

Discover the imposing archaeological site of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses

Enjoy 3-day cruise trip along the majestic Yangtze River with numerous outstanding sightseeing activities en route

Take a leisure stroll along the Bund, a lively waterfront as well as the symbol representing the city's great history

Encounter both old and new aspects of the major cities: Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai with exciting city tours

Get a close insight into the country's history and culture through numerous enjoyable travel experiences in selective tourist sites

Beijing → Xian → Chongqing → Yangtze River → Shanghai

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