Yangtze Travel News

Wanzhou to be a New Start Point for Three Gorges Trip
Visitors who are planning a Three Gorges cruise during the May Day Holiday can board on ship at Wanzhou of Chongqing, said the warden of Wanzhou District.

Located at the middle way between Chongqing and Yichang, Wanzhou to be a new start point will scheduled time of former Three Gorges cruise (from Chongqing to Yichang) cut by one day, while passengers will miss scenic spots like the Ghost City in Fengdu County, Shibaozhai in Zhongxian County. In addition, transportation in Wanzhou is quite convenient both by air and by train.

- 4:53 A.M. EST, Apr 25, 2007
Yichang Sanxia Airport to Add Flights to Jinan and Wenzhou
It is reported that Yichang Sanxia Airport is to add two flights from Yichang to Jinan and Wenzhou respectively from May 9, 2007. The flights will take off each day and take about 2 hours to reach their destinations.

(Beijing Time)
(Beijing Time)
Price (CNY)
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Yichang -> Jinan
Yichang -> Wenzhou

- 4:31 A.M. EST, Apr 24, 2007
Jinsha Site Museum Open to Public on April, 16th
With a grand opening ceremony, the Jinsha Site Museum in Chengdu City exhibiting the ancient Shu Culture is opened to public on April, 16th. Relics of three thousand years unveiled its mysterious and charming history of the ancient Shu Kingdom (221 - 263).

Covering an area of 300,000 square meters (about 74 acres), the museum is comprised of a Relic Hall, an Exhibition Hall, a Relics Protection Center, a Garden Area and a Tourists Center with a floor area of about 38,000 square meters (9.3 acres). The relics displaying in the Exhibition Hall are a highlight of the museum which attracts most attentions.

The Jinsha Site Museum opens every day from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm with an entrance fee of 80.00 CNY per person.

- 3:47 A.M. EST, Apr 18, 2007
Resettled Dachang Ancient Village to Open to Public this May
The Dachang Ancient Village that has been reconstructed is to open to public in the coming May Day Holiday. Reports say that the project of moving the village to the new locus has been completed, and the Tourist Reception Center as well as other public service facilities is to be finished soon.

Dachang Ancient Village in Chongqing is of a history of 1,700 years. It is the biggest group of ancient architectures that were well kept. In order to keep the culture relics from being inundated caused by the construction of the Three Gorges Reservoir, a project of moving and relocating the whole village including 30 residential houses, three city gates and two temples since July, 2005. The new site rests in the middle reach of the Three Little Gorges. Followed the original layout with the original building materials, the ancient village stays what it was for visitors' appreciation.

- 3:51 A.M. EST, Apr 13, 2007
Three Hours and a Half from Chengdu to Chongqing
Six trains shuttled between Chongqing and Chengdu are to accelerate from April 18th, thus to cut the time from about 5 hours to around 3 hours and a half.

According to Chongqing Railway Station, N882 from Chongqing to Chengdu is changed to T882 taking 3 hours and 26 minutes, reduced by 1 hour and 22 minutes; N 894 is changed to T894 taking 3 hours and a half, reduced by 1 hour and 33 minutes; A new T898 train is to be put into service taking 3 hours and 49 minutes between the two cities; N886 is changed to T886 taking 4 hours and 10 minutes, reduced by 29 minutes; N890 is changed to T890 taking 4 hours and 27 minutes, reduced by 4 minutes. N854 from Chongqing to Panzhihua is changed to N754 taking 19 hours and 35 minutes, reduced by 4 hours and 55 minutes.

- 4:29 A.M. EST, Apr 11, 2007
Bridge to the Baidi City to complete this October
According to the Tourism Bureau of Fengjie County, the bridge connecting the Baidi City with the Yangtze River bank is expected to be put into service this October.

The scenic spot in Fengjie County-Baidi City has become an island dotted in the Yangtze River since 2006 when the water level of the Three Gorges Reservoir reached 156 meters (512 feet). The bridge is about 380 meters (416 yards) long and 7-9 meters (23-30 feet) wide with three pavilions set in the central part. The piers are made of bluestone with the wooden bridge deck. The bridge follows the architectural style of Chinese Han Dynasty (206 BC-220), on which there are carved inscriptions, paintings and calligraphies recurring the legendary history of the Three Kingdoms from 220 to 280. It will be another spectacular add to the Baidi City.

In addition, a loop walkway and steps leading to the rear part are under construction, which are to complete before the May Day Holiday of 2007.

- 4:28 A.M. EST, Apr 11, 2007
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