Wu Gorge of Yangtze River in Chongqing

Wu Gorge of Yangtze River

Wu Gorge sometimes called Great Gorge, is the second gorge of the Three Gorges of Yangtze River. It stretches 45 km (28 mi) from from the estuary of Daning River and ends at Guandukou in Badong, Hubei Province. The gorge straddles the boundary between Wushan County of Chongqing Municipality (formerly part of Sichuan Province) and Badong County, Hubei Province. The gorge is known for its deep valleys and forest covered mountains. Wu Gorge is a long and neat gorge divided into two sections – the Golden Helmet and Silver Armor Gorge and the Iron Coffin Gorge.

Why is Wu Gorge So Special?

As the most beautiful gorge among the three famous for its serene scenery. The whole section is full of strange peaks and grotesque rocks, just like a zigzag art gallery. The most famous scenery in Wu Gorge is the Twelve Peaks of Wushan, and among them, Shennv Peak is the most beautiful one, where tourists can appreciate gorgeous red leaves in autumn.

Main Attractions of Wu Gorge

Wu Gorge is filled with flexuous and weird peaks, rising mists and spectacular sightseeing, known for its deep valleys and forest covered mountains. The famous natural sceneries and attractions include: Twelve Peaks (十二峰), Goddess Peak (神女峰), Wushan Hill (巫山), Dadong (巴东), Zigui (秭归), Fragrant Stream (香溪), Daning River (大宁河), etc.

Twelve Peaks

Along the Wu Gorge, there are twelve peaks on each bank. Among the twelve, the Goddess Peak is the highest and most notable. As it is the first peak to welcome the sun’s glow and says farewell to its afterglow, it is also called Wangxia Peak. The six peaks along the northern bank are Denglong Peak, Shengquan Peak, Zhaoyun Peak, Shennu Peak, Songluan Peak, and the Jixian Peak. The southern bank has Feifeng Peak, Cuiping Peak, Juhe Peak, Jingtan Peak, Qiyun Peak, and Shangsheng Peak; the last three are not at the riverside.

Qiufeng Pavilion

Stand in the pavilion, view all the scenery, you can see mountains pinnacle, great river, the mountain breeze stroke makes people relaxed and happy. In Badang, the most famous scenery is Shennong Stream, if you have time you can try drifting Shennong Stream.

How to get to Wu Gorge of Yangtze River

Travel with ChinaDragonTours (top recommended)

If you want to get out of the traffic and hassle of navigation, you can book a private tour package that includes visiting, dining and transfer from us. Our local guide and driver will escort you to the Wu Gorge and most convenient way and take care of all the details. You just have to focus on the visiting.

Independent Traveler

You can take a bus or plane to Chongqing, Wuchan, Yichang and then take a boat to visit the Three Gorges. There are three gorges cruises all over the Yangtze River. In Chongqing Chaotianmen Dock, there is the Yangtze River Cruise Ship to visit Three Gorges. In Wushan County Yangtze River ferry berth, visitors can take cruise ship to visit Wu Gorge.

Useful Travel Tips

  •  The best way to see the beauty and wonder of Wu Gorge is inarguably via a Yangtze River Cruise.
  • From March to May, September to November is the best time to travel Wu Gorge

Nearby Attractions in Chongqing

Edited by Winnie/张赢