One of the most interesting rivers to cruise down is China’s Yangtze River, which is the third longest in the world.
The Yangtze nearly bisects the nation with a 4,000-mile trip from the sky-high mountains to the deep blue sea.
Along the way you’ll witness the ancient history of the land as well as its fascinating culture.
There are many riverboats that sail the river and hold about 200 to 400 passengers.
These usually feature restaurants, lounges and staterooms with panoramic windows to enable you to see the spectacular scenery.
Between the towns of Chongqing and Wuhan the ship travels through a set of wonderful limestone cliffs, called the Three Gorges. You’ll also take in dramatic views of breathtaking waterfalls and towering peaks along the way.
Other interesting sites include the Three Gorges Dam and the Shibaozhai Temple. Most people cruise between Beijing and Shanghai. This allows you to see Tiananmen Square, in Beijing as well as see the Forbidden City palace complex, and the Peking Opera.
In Shanghai some of the top sites are the waterfront Bund district, Yuyuan Garden and the local acrobatics show. At Badaling, there’s a well-preserved length of the Great Wall.
One of the best things about the Yangtze River is there are many different sections of it to cruise because of its amazing length. You can also take voyages that allow you to explore Mongolia, Tibet, Bangkok, and Hong Kong.