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Yichang

Yichang is a city in Hubei Province of China. Due to its advantageous geographic location, Yichang has been a transportation hub along the Yangtze River since ancient times and has been called as "Gateway to the Three Gorges", and "Throat between Sichuan and Hubei". More and more visitors come visiting Yichang especially since the construction of the famous Three Gorges Project.

Location and topography of Yichang

Situated in western Hubei, Yichang lies on the northern bank of the Yangtze River and covers an area of about 21,000 sq. km. Yichang features mountains and forest in the west and flat fertile land in the east. 

Climate in Yichang

Yichang enjoys a subtropical monsoon climate with abundant sunshine and rainfall. It has four distinct seasons and the average annual temperature is around 59 F (15 C). The best seasons for visiting are spring and autumn, when the climate is favorable and pleasant. 

Transportation in Yichang

By Air

Yichang Sanxia Airport is 16.2 miles (26 kilometers) from the city proper and 55 kilometers (34.2 miles) from Three Gorges Dam. The airport has opened the city up to visitors from other major cities in China such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xian and Guangzhou. The international airlines flying to and from Hong Kong and Japan is only temporary for now.

By Train

Yichang Railway Station is one of the busiest railway stations in China. It offers trains coming and going to most of the big cities of China every day, including Beijing, Shanghai, Xian and Guangzhou and Hankou.

By Bus

There are three bus stations in Yichang City: Yichang Bus Station, Dagongqiao Bus Station and Haitong Bus Station. Regular buses to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xian, Zhengzhou, Chongqing, Wuhan, etc. are available. Besides, there are also daily buses to the neighboring areas of Yichang.

By Water

Yichang Port (also known as the Ninth Wharf) is one of the eight important ports on Yangtze River. There are ferries to and from Chongqing, Badong, Wanzhou, Fengjie, etc. Taking a cruise ship in Yichang is a good choice to enjoy the scenery along the Yangtze River and the magnificent Three Gorges.

Travel & Sightseeing in Yichang

The advantageous geographical position brings to Yichang a pleasant climate and natural resources as well as beautiful scenery. A 4,000-year history also Yichang with many historical sites and cultural relics. Nowadays, over 350 scenic spots are open to the public. The major scenery areas of Yichang are as follows: Three Gorges Dam, Shennong Stream (a charming tributary of the Yangtze River), Goddess Peak (the most attractive peak on Wu Gorge), and White Emperor City (Baidi Cheng). The Three Gorges Dam Project is one of the great wonders of modern human history and it has become a hot destination of the world. Every year, millions of visitors come to witness this great man-made project. The Gezhouba Water Conservancy Project, located towards the end of the Xiling Gorge, is another majestic landmark. There are many natural reserves in or around the city, including Chaibuxi National Forest Park, Houhe Natural Reserve and Shennongjia Nature Reserve Area. Visitors enjoy the profound history of the region, the great ancient legacy of human civilization, as well as the mysterious folk tales.

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