Top 10 Interesting Facts of Yangtze River
Yangtze River is the largest river in China. It flows about 6,300 kilometers from the barren snowfields of Tibet to the East China Sea. It is also the cradle of Chinese civilization and boasts long history and numerous cultural relics. Below are 10 interesting facts about great Yangtze River.
1. Running about 6,300 km, Yangtze River is the China’s longest river and world’s third-longest river after River Nile and River Amazon.
2. The Three Gorges Dam on Yangtze River is the world’s largest hydropower project, producing about 84.6 billion kilowatt hours of energy annually.
4. A classic Yangtze River cruise from Chongqing to Yichang will take you to travel though the impressive Three Gorges, view the immense Three Gorges dam, and enjoy fantastic shore excursions.
6. Yangtze River Basin produces 70% rice of the total country and is the most prosperous and densely populated area in China.
9. The Yangtze River is home to many different species of animals and some of these like the Chinese Paddlefish and the Chinese Alligator are endangered.