Scenic Spots

1. Three Gorges

Three Gorges are on the trunk stream of the Yangtze River in Chongqing Municipality and Hubei Province in China. Starting from Baidicheng, Fengjie County, Chongqing City in the west, and ending at Nanjinguan, Yichang City of Hubei Province in the east, Three Gorges has a total length of 192km, consisting of Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, and Xiling Gorge.

There are many famous attractions in Three Gorges. Famous Kuimen is located at the entrance to the Three Gorges. The cliff at both sides is very spectacular, hence the saying "Kuimen is magnificent in the world". Wushan Mountain at north and south sides of Wu Gorge presents the most spectacular scene because of Twelve Peaks, and the Goddess Peak is the most attractive among the Twelve Peaks. It is said that the Goddess Peak is the incarnation of fairy who helps Dayu to control flood and navigates for boatmen. Xiling Gorge has the famous Bingshu Baojian Gorge, Niugan Mafei Gorge, Huangniu Gorge, Dengying Gorge, etc. The Yangtze Three Gorges are well known for "magnificent Qutang Gorge, graceful Wu Gorge, and peculiar Xiling Gorge".

2. Dazu Rock Carvings

Geographic Location: Dazu Rock Carvings are general name of grotto art represented as bas-reliefs on precipices in Dazu County, Chongqing city. Dazu Rock Carvings are mainly located within Dazu County, Tongnan County, Tongliang County, Bishan County in Chongqing city.

Introduction of Scenic Spot: As China's peak work of stone carvings art in China's Tang and Song Dynasties, Dazu Rock Carvings are not only magnificent in scale, show high arts skills, but also have distinctive ethnic features and high historical, scientific and artistic value. Dazu Rock Carvings are appraised at home and abroad as the magical pearl of oriental art, art of genius, and a treasure of unique world cultural heritage. On December 1, 1999, five bas-reliefs on precipices at North Mountain, Baoding Mountain, South Mountain, Shizhuan Mountain, Shimen Mountain in Dazu Rock Carvings were officially included into the World Cultural Heritage.