1-Day Yichang Adventure: Dam & River Cruise

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by Ava

May 7, 2024 · 1 min read

Yichang 1 Day Itinerary

Embark on a one-day adventure in Yichang, where the grandeur of human ingenuity and the tranquility of nature blend seamlessly. Begin your journey at the Three Gorges Dam Tourist Area, an awe-inspiring water conservancy project that showcases the might of the world's largest power station. Allocate a full day to explore this marvel, located in the Sanxiaba District of Sandouping Town, as it offers a deep dive into the engineering feats and ecological impacts of this massive structure. In the evening, transition from the colossal dam to the gentle waves of the Yangtze River with a 1.5-hour Evening Tour Cruise. Departing from the Three Gorges Visitor Center, opposite Wanda Plaza, this boat trip provides a unique perspective of the river's scenic beauty as dusk falls. The cruise offers a moment of reflection and relaxation after a day filled with impressive sights. This itinerary promises a blend of educational experiences and peaceful moments, all within the span of a single day in Yichang.

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1 Day in Yichang Itinerary: Day 1

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Three Gorges Dam Tourist Area

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Kickstarting our Yichang adventure, the Three Gorges Dam Tourist Area stands as our first monumental stop. As the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity, this water conservancy project is not just an engineering marvel but also a testament to human ingenuity. Nestled in the Sanxiaba District, the dam offers a full day's exploration where visitors can immerse themselves in the grandeur of this modern wonder. The panoramic views and the sheer scale of the dam are sure to leave you in awe, making it a must-visit for anyone intrigued by the blend of nature's power and human achievement.

Attraction Info

  • Sanxiaba District, Sandouping Town, Yiling District, Yichang City
  • Suggested tour duration: 0.5-1 day
  • Open from 01/01-02/29,8:30am-4:30pm;Open from 03/01-12/31,8:00am-5:00pm;Closed during New Year's Eve,1.1-2.29: Night Pearl River Delta reception station service hours: 8:00-15:30 3.1-12.31: Night Pearl River Delta reception station service hours: 7:30-16:00

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Yangtze River Evening Tour Cruise (Ferry Trip to Three Gorges)

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As the sun begins to set, we'll transition from the grandiosity of the Three Gorges Dam to the serene waters of the Yangtze River. The Evening Tour Cruise is a perfect way to encapsulate the day's experiences while gently floating on the historic river. Departing from the Five Wharf, opposite Wanda Plaza, this 1.5-hour ferry trip offers a unique perspective of the Three Gorges as dusk falls. The gentle ebb and flow of the river, coupled with the evening sky reflecting off the water, creates a tranquil atmosphere that's both romantic and reflective. It's an ideal setting to wind down and soak in the natural beauty after a day of exploration.

Attraction Info

  • Five Wharf, Three Gorges Visitor Center, 142 Yanjiang Avenue, Wujiagang District, Yichang City (opposite Wanda Plaza)
  • Suggested tour duration: 1.5-2 hour
  • Open from 7:00pm-10:00pm

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Yichang 1 Day Itinerary