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The Brieflntroduction of The Three Gorges

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The Three Gorges of the Yangtze River is a world-famous tourist attraction.It starts at Baidi Town,Fengjie County in Chongqing in the west and ends at NanjinPass①in Yichang City,Hubei Province.The total length of the gorges extends②193 kilometers,forming the largest gorge area in the world.The Three Gorges consist ofthe Xiling Gorge,the Wu Gorge and the Qutang Gorge.The river valleys in the Three Gorges present a magnificent?view when the river course④broadens and narrows alternatively.

2.The Qutang Gorge

Qutang Gorge extends from Baidi Town in the west to the Daxi Townin the east.It is the smallest and the shortest(only 8 kilometers),but the most magnificent of the Three Gorges.

At the entrance stand two perpendicularcliffs facing each other.They look like two giant gates.Hence the name Kui Gate?or Qutang Pass.It is known as the most fearsome waterway.

3.The Wu Gorge

Wu Gorge starts from the Daning River Estuaryoin Chonqing in the west and ends at Guandukou in Badong County of Hubei Province in the east.It extends40 kilometers.It forms a scenic gallery flanked by craggyopeaks and grotesque rocks.

The better-known scenic attractions along Wu Gorge are the 12 peaks,6 on the northern bank and the other 6 on the southern bank of the Yangtze The Goddess Peak(ShennuFeng),the most graceful of the 12,stands out to be the first to greet the morning sun and the last to bid it farewell,hence its another name,Viewing-the-Glow Peak(Wangxia Feng).Seen at a distance,it looks like a graceful girl.

4.The Xiling Gorge

Xiling Gorge begins at the Xiangxi streams in the west and ends at Nanjin Pass in the east.It stretches 78 kilometers eastward and the cliffs on either side rise to just over900 meters.Xiling Gorge is awesome with dangerous rapids,shoals,reefs,sharp turns,billowy whirlpools.

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