The 10 Best Things to Do in Yichang, China

March 10, 2018 Joeann Galban

Yichang (Chinese: 宜昌; old postal name 'Ichang') is a prefecture-level city located in western Hubei province, China. It is the second largest city in the province after the capital, Wuhan. The Three Gorges Dam is located within its administrative area, in Yiling District. At the 2010 census, its population was 4,059,686 inhabitants whom 1,350,150 lived in the built-up (or metro) area made of Yiling, Xiling, Wujiagang and Dianjun urban districts as Xiaoting District are not yet urbanized.
Restaurants in Yichang

1. Three Gorges

Nanjinguan Village, Yaowan Country, Yiling District, Yichang 443002, China
Excellent
59%
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34%
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4.5 based on 189 reviews

Three Gorges

Reviewed By eelSeattle - Seattle, WA

This attraction was an optional side excursion from our Yangtze River Cruise...for an extra fee. Although it was interesting, the Tribe of the Three Gorges was more akin to a nice nature walk and an opportunity to take a few outdoor shots. All the pre-printed colorful brochures promoted the venue as "the scenic spot" with facilities to accommodate large groups for dining, meetings and overnight lodging. Most everything about the attraction was staged for the benefit of visitors. Our guess is that they are trying to market it into an expensive tourist destination. Since most all of the wonderful villages along the Yangtze were destroyed by the flooding caused by the Three Gorges Dam, this "scenic spot" was created to try to replicate some of the wonderful history which was lost. Compared to what we experienced 30 years ago along the Yangtze, the Tribe of the Three Gorges paled and would have been worth a pass.

2. Three Gorges Dam Project

Sandouping Town, Yiling District, Yichang 443134, China +86 717 676 3498
Excellent
48%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
16%
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2%
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4 based on 485 reviews

Three Gorges Dam Project

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Reviewed By Doris151 - Collingwood, Canada

From the dam to the gorges to the pandas,this journey is a once in a lifetime. The ship is comfortable but not up to the standards of the bigger cruise ships. We were on the Goddess. It was fine. Beds are very hard. Got a bit ill feeling one day but was fine the next day. The Dam is a wonder. I woke up in the night with the sound of the boat being moved along the locks. Fascinating. The gorges were breathtaking. I could watch the scenery every day, very relaxing. The steps were good and the prize was viewing the pandas. We were on a Nexus Holiday tour. It was good. We are not used to taking tours but this was a good way to see China. Worth the ride.

3. Sanxia Family Scenic Resort

Within Xiling Gorge, Yiling District, Yichang 443100, China +86 717 785 5592
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
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4.5 based on 112 reviews

Sanxia Family Scenic Resort

Reviewed By Rey M - Sarnia, Canada

An optional tour available from a Sinorama Yangtze River cruise is going through the Xiling Gorge Tribe of the Three Gorges Villlage in Yichang , Hubei province in China. The village is constructed along the river bank depicting early life and activities along the three gorges of the Yangtze river. Attractive and very friendly English speaking and local tour guides are available to provide commentary on the activities along the village. Along the tributary river from the Yangtze, there were fishing boats, bamboo rafts with costumed Chinese ladies, costumed men playing the flute among the drooping bamboo branches, fishing boats towing rafts with cormorants, women washing cloths the old way on the river banks, and there was even a wedding ceremony for a local bride and a groom chosen among the tourists. There are Chinese houses along the hillside and even pagodas on top of the hill. Overall, a fantastic attraction, and the village is the first stop along the Yangtze River cruise. If going on such a cruise, do not miss the opportunity to see this village attraction. The cost is very modest. A must see attraction on the Yangtze River.

4. Sanyou Cave Cliff

Xiling Mountain, Xiling Pass, Xiling District, Yichang 443002, China +86 717 886 1760
Excellent
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30%
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4 based on 36 reviews

Sanyou Cave Cliff

Reviewed By bidisha_bagchi - Michigan

The top of the cave has the Drum Beating Terrace and the pillar. This platform dates back to the Three Kingdoms Period (220-280) when general Zhang Fei of the Shu Kingdom, commanded his soldiers to these Mountains by the continuous beating of a drum. There is a huge stone carved statue of the general facing the voluminous Yangtze River. A little away from this Terrace is the Garden of Seals where different Chinese seals from different kingdoms are engraved on stone, colored and displayed for visitors.

5. Xiling Gorge Scenic Resort

Urban area, Yiling District, Yichang 443000, China
Excellent
52%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
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4 based on 18 reviews

Xiling Gorge Scenic Resort

Reviewed By Jarko2015 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Xiling Gorge is one of the highlights of the three gorges cruise itinerary, but you'll pass through it fairly quickly and I'm not sure 3 days is needed for the couple of hours highlights that Xiling offers. If you're into cruising, I'm sure you'll love it. If you just want to see the gorge, arrange an excursion tour for a couple of hours. That's all you need. Just make sure you don't book a President Cruise, no matter what you decide.

6. BaiGuoShu Waterfall

Xiaofeng Country, Wuling District, Yichang 443141, China
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5 based on 8 reviews

BaiGuoShu Waterfall

Reviewed By jean marie m - Chatillon-sur-Seine, France

A very good moment, a little bit far from the city but its finally a good point as there are not too much tourist. Superb walk in the nature to recommand for families

7. Chexi Scenic Folklore

Tucheng Country, Dianjun District, Yichang 443004, China
Excellent
45%
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43%
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Chexi Scenic Folklore

Reviewed By Pursuitman - Woodbury Salterton, United Kingdom

Okay so we know it's all put on for visitors but during our visit we turned out to be the big attraction with the locals who never seemed to have seen a Western face. A distillery turned out the local hooch and offered deadly free samples, a school kids play had traditional Chinese music and more of the hooch, the scenery if stunning and lunch served in a local bar included tiny fried fish a little boy pulled out of the nearby stream in a bucket.

8. Xialao Stream

Niupingya Village, Yiling District, Yichang 443100, China
Excellent
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5 based on 8 reviews

Xialao Stream

Reviewed By Doug M - Wasaga Beach, Canada

Take a boat ride down the Xialao Stream and enjoy the beautiful scenery while travelling down this water way Scens that you will always remember

9. Yiling Changjiang River Bridge

Yanjiang Avenue, Yichang, China
Excellent
42%
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58%
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Yiling Changjiang River Bridge

Reviewed By KodoDrummer - Yekaterinburg, Russia

Yiling Changjiang River Bridge (aka, Yiling Yangtze River Bridge) is an amazing cable-stayed, multiple-span bridge (with three towers, two main spans, and two side or end spans), 936-metres in length, which crosses the Yangtze River. This toll-booth bridge has two traffic lanes in each direction. It three years to build and opened in December 2001. It is located in the city-centre of Yichang.
We crossed the bridge en route to the Three Gorges.

10. Tianran Tower

Yanjiang Avenue, Yiling District, Yichang 443105, China
Excellent
22%
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67%
Satisfactory
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4 based on 9 reviews

Tianran Tower

Reviewed By arthur c - Beijing, China

the pagoda is a beautiful landmark, you can see the old and the new (bridge and buildings) leaving side by side by the river.
the pagoda follows a very singular design in China, as not many pagodas keeper the FengShui style.
it is a simple building, well preserved, but as many attractions in China the heads of the statues are no longer there as per cultural revolution.
if you are at Yichang you should definitely pay a visit.

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