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December 3, 2010
By: admin | Topics: History , Nature & Environment ,

Image of the Lesser Three Gorges of the Yangzi RiverThe Three Gorges were so named from the late Han dynastic period (23 - 220 AD). This nomenclature groups into a set of three the numerous shoals and gorges of the Yangzi river between Wanxian and Yichang. The Three Gorges are the Qutang Gorge (8km long), the Wuxia Gorge (45km long) and the Xilong (66km long) Gorge.

The gorges are as fabled today as they have been throughout the past two millennia.  Countless poets have written of the gorges’ beauty and treachery, while historians, ca

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