In ancient times Yichang was the site of many battles, the most famous being the Changbampo and the Yiling Battles, and relics of these battles can still be found in the area. Yichang was the hometown of the poet Qu Yuan and it is believed that the festival of dragon boat racing was started to commemorate the anniversary of his death. The festival takes place in June on the 5th day of the 5th month in the Chinese lunar calendar.
Yichang has been known as the Gateway to the Three Gorges and the 'throat' between Sichuan and Hubei, and the city is also the start or end point for cruises on the Yangtze River. The first dam built on the Yangtze is only 0.5kms from the cruise dock, from which there is a great view of the entrance to the Three Gorges.
Yichang covers over 21,000 square kilometres and is an important port and distribution centre of goods, with wharves stretching over 15 kilometres. Although during the Japanese occupation the economy collapsed, Yichang is now a prosperous city.
The city has a number of parks and the surrounding scenery is beautiful with mountains, waterfalls, caves and stone forests. You can visit the Chinese sturgeon museum, which protects the rare species and the Three Gorges Dam, the biggest water conservation project in the world. On a peninsula outside of the city is the Three Visitors Cave containing poetry engraved in stone. The surrounding park has great views of the Yangtze River and makes for a relaxing spot.
To get you started with planning your holiday to Yichang, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to China
Tailormade Holidays to Yichang
On the Go are expert at planning holidays in China — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Yichang.
The Guobin Garden is a striking, elegant hotel set in beautiful landscaped gardens. The property is equipped with luxury facilities including excellent dining options and modern business centre.
The Three Gorges Dongshan is a charming, elegant hotel with warmly decorated and spacious rooms. The hotel has an excellent array of facilities including creative restaurants, a business centre and health club.
For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!
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