Yichang Travel Guide

Yichang, abbreviated as Yi, is located in the southwestern part of Hubei Province. Historically known as Yiling, its name reflects the geographic significance of “where the river smoothens and the mountains rise.” During the Yongzheng period of the Qing Dynasty, it was renamed Yichang, symbolizing prosperity and flourishing growth.

Yichang is rich in tourism resources, with numerous attractions spread throughout the city. The grandiosity of the Three Gorges Dam, the ancient Sanyou Cave, the mystical Baima Cave, and the picturesque Dongshan Scenic Area are some of its highlights. The city also features the scenic Taohua New Village, the riverside gallery, the vibrant night scenes of city squares, and landmarks such as Yichang Natural Tower and Zhenjiang Pavilion.

The Baiguoshu Waterfall, cascading down with immense force, is a magnificent sight to behold. The Lovers’ Spring, with its elegant and intertwined stalactites, resembles lovers in a tight embrace. The hometown of Wang Zhaojun, a beautiful landscape rich with enduring legends, adds to the city’s allure.

In Yichang, the natural beauty complemented by the Yangtze River and the rich Ba and Chu cultural influences create a unique charm. This riverside city exudes an irresistible appeal, making it a captivating destination for tourists seeking both scenic beauty and cultural depth.

Most Popular Yichang Attractions

tribe of the three gorges
Tribe of the Three Gorges - Ticket, Opening Hours, Location, and highlights
The Tribe of Three Gorges Scenic Area (三峡人家风景区) is nestled within the enchanting and magnificent Xiling Gorge along the Yangtze River. Comprising three...
three gorges dam tourist area
Three Gorges Dam Tourist Area - Ticket, Opening Hours, Location, and Highlights
The Three Gorges Dam Tourist Area (三峡大坝旅游区), located within the borders of Yichang City in Hubei Province, China, officially opened to the public in 1997....
qingjiang river gallery
Qingjiang River Gallery, Changyang - Ticket, Opening Hours, Location, and Highlights
The Qingjiang River Gallery Scenic Area (清江画廊风景区) is located in Changyang County, Yichang City, Hubei Province, and holds significance as the hometown...

Other Attractions in Yichang

chexi folk custom scenic area
Chexi Folk Custom Scenic Area - Ticket, Opening Hours, Location, and Highlights
Chexi Folk Custom Scenic Area (车溪民俗风景区), situated near the renowned Three Gorges in the southern town of Tucheng in Yichang, is named after its abundance...
dalaoling national forest park
Dalaoling National Forest Park - Ticket, Opening hours, Location, and Highlights
Dalaoling National Forest Park (大老岭国家森林公园) is situated at the junction of Yiling District, Zigui County, and Xingshan County in Yichang City, Hubei Province,...
zhaojun village yichang
Zhaojun Village, Yichang - Ticket, Opening Hours, Location, and Highlights
Zhaojun Village (昭君村), originally known as Baoping Village, was renamed in honor of Wang Zhaojun, who was born here in the lunar month of August in 54...
wuluo zhongli mountain
Wuluo Zhongli Mountain - Ticket, Opening Hours, Location, and Highlihgts
Wuluo Zhongli Mountain (武落钟离山), also known as Hesha, is situated in Changyang Tujia Autonomous County, Hubei Province, China. The mountain is surrounded...
tanziling scenic area
Tanziling Scenic Area - Ticket, Opening Hours, Location, and Highlights
Tanziling Scenic Area (坛子岭) derives its name from its peak, resembling an inverted jar (Tanzi), standing at an elevation of 262.48 meters. Initially a...
three gorges bamboo sea
Three Gorges Bamboo Sea - Ticket, Opening Hours, Location, and Highlights
The Three Gorges Bamboo Sea Scenic Area (三峡竹海风景区, Three Gorges Bamboo Forest), also known as the Sixi Ecotourism Area, is nestled in the heart of Zigui...
hometown of qu yuan
Hometown of Qu Yuan, Yichang - Ticket, Opening Hours, Location, and Highlights
The Hometown of Qu Yuan Scenic Area (屈原故里景区) is nestled within the city of Zigui, located in Yichang, with a mere 600-meter straight-line distance from...
guanling temple dangyang
Guanling Temple (Tomb of Guanyu), Dangyang - Ticket, Opening Hours, Location, and Highlights
Guanling Temple (关陵庙), situated to the west of Dangyang City in Hubei Province, China, facing the Ju River and enjoying a picturesque view of Jing Mountain,...
qingjiang fangshan scenic area
Qingjiang Fangshan Scenic Area - Ticket, Opening Hours, Location, and Highlights
The Qingjiang Fangshan Scenic Area (清江方山风景区) is located in Changyang County, Yichang, Hubei Province. Renowned as the “Zhangjiajie of Hubei”...
bailihuang grassland
Bailihuang Grassland - Ticket, Opening Hours, Location, and Highlights
Bailihuang Grassland Scenic Area (百里荒草原风景区) is nestled in Yichang City, Hubei Province, with a total area of 40 square kilometers and an average elevation...
gezhouba dam ship lock
Gezhouba Dam Ship Lock - Location and Highlights
The Gezhouba Dam Ship Lock (葛洲坝船闸) refers to the gateway for vessels within the Gezhouba Navigation Project, an integral component of China’s first...
sanyou cave scenic area
Sanyou Cave, Yichang - Ticket, Opening Hours, Location, and Highlights
Sanyou Cave (三游洞), perched on the steep cliffs of the northern peak of Xiling Mountain in the northwest of Yichang, is a remarkable geological formation...
xiling gorge yichang
Xiling Gorge, Yichang - Ticket, Opening hours, Location, and Highlights
Xiling Gorge (西陵峡), named after Xiling Mountain in Yichang City, extends from Xiangxi Mouth in the west of Zigui County, Hubei Province, to Nanjin Pass...
three gorges waterfall yichang
Three Gorges Waterfall, Yichang - Ticket, Opening Hours, Location, and Highlights
The Three Gorges Waterfall (三峡大瀑布), originally named the Baiguoshu Waterfall, is located within the Xiaofeng Tourist Area in Yichang, Hubei Province. Revered...
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