TripAdvisor Reviews Dianli Hotel Ankang
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Everyone aboard was up early this morning, as we were going to be entering the Qutang Gorge at 7:15 am, the first of the three main gorges. The Qutang is 5 miles long and known as the most magnificent. The outside decks were packed, but I was able to find my own private spot. Our room is located next to the suites. They have their own private balcony, and I had it all to myself. The second gorge is the Wu, known for being ...
Our first full day on the cruise began at 5.30 when the tannoy started blaring out ridiculously irritating saxophone Muzak. Given that we'd been out on an excursion until nearly one in the morning, you can imagine how well this went down. They were waking us up for the one outing that we hadn't paid for and the music went on for hours. I was seriously unimpressed to say the least. Eventually managing to drift back off to sleep, we both caught up on some much needed ...
Today we are going to be exploring
the Lesser Three Gorges area. In order to do so, we need to transfer to a
smaller excursion boat because our ship is too big to maneuver there. We left
after breakfast and boarded a cute Chinese style boat with a pagoda roof. It
was a three hour cruise (are you humming the theme song from Gilligan’s
Island?) and was breathtakingly beautiful! The area is lush and green ...
Today I started the day with a Tai Chi lesson! It is a lot
harder than it looks and even though you are moving slowly, we worked up a
sweat! They offer these lessons every morning, but the timing changes from day
to day. After breakfast, we attended a lecture on the Three Gorges Dam and
learned all about the history and necessity of building the dam across the
Yangtze River. We reached the city of Wushan just after lunch and disembarked
We spent the next day cruising down the Yangtze River. It definitely is a major traffic way as there are so many ferries, fishing, and other boats along the river. Some spots are quite picturesque as we went by. You will notice in some of the photos the distinctive line along the rocks. This is the marking of the two different water levels. In October they raise the water level to 175 metres but in the ...