Travel Blogs from Yichang
The next day ( Sunday for us) was a day of travel, departing our hotel at 6:30am for the two & 1/2 hr drive to Shanghai, then a 2 hr flight to Wuhan, followed by a 5 hr drive to Yichang. We boarded the ship about 9 pm that evening. Aboard the MS Yangtze 2, we are surrounded by tour groups from Canada, Germany, Taiwan. Indonesia and China. After a morning off, we boarded the bus for a tour of the Three Gorges Dam. This project which began in 1992 was completed in 2008 at a cost of ...
... building site - there's lots of tourist work going on here!!! It is actually raining at the moment as well - but I am sure this will stop soon, the sun will come out and it will be the predicted 38 degrees!!!
So, our tour is called 'China on a Shoestring' - this part of the tour is certainly no 'shoestring'!!!! We are currently sat on a 5* boat called HuaXia Goddess. Our guide, Royce (yes, he picked his English name after ...
Took a flight to Wuhan, an important port on the Yangtze, also the setting for Mao's hideaway villa during the Cultural Revolution and the base for the Japanese airforce during WW2 .
We drove for several hours to Yichang where we boarded our cruise ship , home for four nights.
The drive took us through green paddy fields and densely cultivated farm land. Acres of vegetables neatly planted and orchards of orange trees. Farms were ...
... seeing tour of the Three Gorges. Here we were able to see the gorges close up and some ancient coffins left by the Ba tribe. We were also able to get a good view of a new walk way that had been built approximately 200 meters above the water on the cliff face. Quite a scary prospect for the builders and future tourists but I must say that I would have given it a go had it been opened to the public. Some of the effects of the Dam Project ...
... was limited to taking a couple of ********** photos and then making my way back to the berth. I was the sole whitey on the cruise, and as the ratio of Chinese to Foreigner ranked at 1000/1 it would have been a bit unfair of me to demand English explanations of the sights. So without any background info the Zhang Fei Temple was just another boring religious building. Except one marred by bright neon lighting.
After making myself an instant coffee early ...
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Other places to stay in Yichang
No.11 Dongshan Avenue, Liyuan Building, Xiling District, Yichang | 3 star motel
Dongshan development Zone, Yichang | 2 star motelfrom $23
No.9 Jiaohu Second Road, Xiling District, Yichang | 2 star motelfrom $19
No.31 Yunji Road, Xiling District, Yichang | Motelfrom $18
Downtown, Yichang | Motelfrom $22
No.123 Yanjiang Avenue, Xiling District, Yichang | Motel