Yichang travel guide

Yichang in brief Yichang, a prefecture-level city in the west of Hubei Province, is best known as the gateway city to Three Gorges Dam and Gezhou Dam. Located on the north bank of Yangtze River and eastern mouth of Three Gorges, it is dubbed as the Pearl of Three Gorges and Worlds Capital of Hydroelectricity. It is awarded as the only National Civilized City and National Model City in Environmental Protection of Hubei Province. Covering 21,000 square kilometers with some 4.05 million residents, it was officially subdivided into three county-level cities, five counties and five districts. Its residents are mainly Han people and Tujia people. Three Gorges International Tourism Festival (falls between September and October)is held in Yichang. With a history of more than 2,700 years, Yichang is the hometown of Qu Yuan, a great Chinese patriotic poet of Chu Stateduring Warring State Period (475-221BC).China's tradional Dragon Boat Festival in commenmoration of Quyuan, is held every year on the fifth day of fifth month in chinese lunar calendar (around June in western calendar).Yichang is also home to Chinese sturgeon, an endangered species. Gigantic dams, amazing canyon scenery, myth...More information about Yichang »

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