Name: Yangtze River (长江; Cháng Jiāng /chang-jyang/) Meaning: "long river"
One of the two main rivers of China.
Scenic, industrial, and ancient sites galore
A stunning array of scenery: from the high peaks of Qinghai to the inland plain, from jungle and natural highlights to the world's biggest dam and electrical generation installation, to the Three Gorges, to the big cities along the Yangtze to the sea
Ancient places,history, and artwork
World’s 3rd longest river (3,720 mi or 5,263 km)
Huge inland waterway for travel and industry
The Three Gorges Dam: World's biggest dam
Significance: The Yangtze basin is home for one third of China's population, and the river allows ship transport all the way to Chongqing. It is the most important river for agriculture, industry, and inland travel. It is considered the dividing line between northern and southern China.
Tourism: Along with many scenic and ancient attractions, you can see one of the deepest gorges in the world at Tiger Leaping Gorge, the world's biggest dam, and one of the world’s biggest cities and industrial areas in Shanghai.