FAQs about the Yangtze River

How long is the Yangtze River?

The Yangtze River is 6,397 kilometers (3,975 miles) long, and its basin takes up one fifth of China’s territory. It is the longest river in China and Asia, and the third longest in the world, after the Nile and the Amazon.

Where does the Yangtze River start and end?

The Yangtze River is considered to be the dividing line between North and South China. It flows from its source in Qinghai Province, West China, and ends flowing eastwards into the East China Sea at Shanghai. See more at Yangtze River Overview

Are there any attractions to see along the Yangtze River?

Yes, the magnificent Yangtze River provides many sights to see. There are many cities like Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Chongqing, Suzhou and Lijiang, which are very popular destinations for tourists. The Three Gorges Scenic Area and the Three Gorges Dam are also one of the must-sees in China. See more at Yangtze Attractions

Are there any rare animals in the Yangtze River?

Yes, there are some very precious and endangered species in the Yangtze River, such as the Yangtze alligator, white-flag dolphin, and Chinese sturgeon. There is a Chinese Sturgeon Museum in Yichang.