The Yangtze is the third longest river in the World, but the longest river within a single country. It has the highest source of any of the world’s major rivers at over 5,000 m (16,000 ft) above sea level, on the border of Qinghai Province and Nagqu Prefecture, Tibet.
The Yangtze’s gorges are highlights on the river’s course. Tiger Leaping Gorge, on the Upper Yangtze, is the deepest gorge in the world, with mountains towering 4,000 m (13,000 ft) above it and steep 2,000 m (6,600 ft) cliffs at its sides. The Three Gorges on the Yangtze’s middle reaches are awesomely beautiful, with relaxing cruises and pretty side gorges to be explored. The largest dam and hydroelectric power plant in the world is the Three Gorges Dam.
This is called “Goddess Peak” of the Three Gorges.
Here’s the Three Gorges Dam!
Isn’t the view just breath-taking?
And if you had visited the river a couple decades back, you would have been able to see the “Goddess of the Yangtze”, AKA the Yangtze river dolphin (Baiji), which is now extinct.