The Three Gorges, sometimes called the Yangtze Gorges, is a highly scenic region located along China’s Yangtze River. The China National Tourism Administration has classified the Three Gorges as a 5A area, cementing its status as a national treasure. Filled with lush green foliage and a variety of birds and animals, there is no doubt that the Three Gorges scenic area is a heavenly spot. However, it is not just a picturesque place; it is also an important historical and cultural site. The region is home to many rare plants and herbs. It is also home to a variety of delicious species of fish.
The three gorges that make up the area consist of Qutang Gorge, which is eight kilometres long, Wu Gorge, which is forty five kilometres long, and Xiling Gorge, which is sixty six kilometres long. The Hubei Province is found downstream of the area. While the cities of Yichang and Fengjie from the Chongqing Municipality lie upstream of the region. Chongqing is a popular launching spot for cruises down the Yangtze River, and most cruises go all the way to the Three Gorges Dam. No trip to Chongqing is complete without taking a cruise down the Yangtze River.
Chongqing is one of China’s four municipalities, and is one of the largest cities in the country. The region is famous for its food, and tourists who visit here will find numerous dishes to sate their taste buds. Hot pot is probably the most popular dish from this region. There are three main varieties, a very spicy version, a version without any spice, and a version that is comes somewhere in between. Other dishes to try include laohucai, onions and parsley bathed in spicy mustard, and suancaiyu, a fish dish consisting of a soup of spicy pickled vegetables.
There are also a number of choices when it comes to accommodation. From budget inns to luxury hotels, visitors will have plenty of places to choose from. Those who want lodgings with a more intimate feel can try Chongqing hotel apartments. The Somerset JieFangBei Chongqing offers luxury Chongqing serviced apartment within easy reach of the city’s tourist, shopping and business destinations.