Yichang Sanxia AirportThere are flights connecting Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Xi'an, etc. Taxi prices to the airport vary from ¥60-¥80, there is also a bus going out there, find out in city when and from where it leaves. The airport shuttle buses run from the time when the first flight comes and stop till the last flight leaves. Its terminal is Qingjiang Hotel of Yichang City, which is about 40 km away from the airport. It takes around 50 minutes to get there from the airport with the ticket price of ¥20. It stops at bus stations and wharfs on the way.
Train is also a very easy way to get to Yichang. The old Yichang Station, located in the city centre, has been closed. The city is now served by the new Yichang East station that is about 10km from downtown station. You can take bus 1 further into the town and then change to bus 23 (these routes should parallel for a while) and then ride to its terminus (Yemingzhu) from which a non-city bus (number 8) goes to the Three Gorges Dam.
Situated on one of China's main east-west high-speed mainlines, Yichang has frequent rail service to the cities along this line (Shanghai, Nanjing, Wuhan, Chongqing, Chengdu); there are also high-speed and conventional trains to a number of other key destinations around the country, from Beijing to Guangzhou.
By boat/cruiseMany people get in by boat. Most boats arrive around 1-1.30pm at the docks from where it is possible to catch a bus to Wuhan the same night which for most people might be the most interesting option of getting out. There are also many Yangtze Cruises sailing on the Yangtze River between Chongqing and Yichang (see Do Section).
Taxi fares begin at ¥6 and then increase in small amounts over time and distance. Taxis may or may not use the meter, if you stay in the downtown limits, rides should not exceed ¥10.
Three Gorges DamThe largest dam in the world.
Three Visitors Cave and ParkThe Cave contains some poetry engraved in stone, not very big though but has a nice little story to it. The surrounding park has a view of the Yangze River as well as some old military defense walls, Sino-Japanese war memorial stones, river viewing pavilion and some ancient city remains. The walk around the park has lots of steps and is pretty decent, good relaxing spot.
Three Gorges VillageHas an amazing view of the river. The theme park style site features ancient Yangtze tracker's remind, a natural karst cave like an under-earth palace. This site is very popular among Chinese, but very few Western travelers know this place. A day tour will cover all interesting sites at this area. It is suggested that you leave in the morning.
Yuquan TempleYuquan Yangcheng is 15 km west of the eastern foot, was founded in the late Eastern Han ago l700 years of history, is the oldest monasteries of Buddhism in China.
ChangBanPoThe changban is located in the city of jade Town, is China's most famous three-country ancient battlefield. According to legend," Three Kingdoms", meaning Jinping plant know heroes" annals of the Three Kingdoms" records Zhao Yun, Cao Cao Zhang war story took place here. Ming Wanli, official confirmation changban slope for the Eastern Han Dynasty Changshan grace vs Cao Jun ancient battlefield.
phone: +86 717 8860467Operates Emperor, Dragon, Three Kingdoms and Serenity, which are all five star ships. Includes shore excursions at Fengdu Ghost City, White Shennong Stream (only downstream), Lesser Three Gorges (only upstream), Three Gorges Dam as well as on board entertainment.
Orient Royal CruiseOperates East King and Yangzi Explorer.
Regal China Cruises
Bungie Jumpaddress: Besides the Three Visitors CaveYou can bungie jump near the Three Visitors Cave, though not recommended as the construction looks really old and badly maintained.
Yiling SquareThe center of Yichang, a Greenland covers 55,200 square meters. You can shop around this area.
International Trade BuildingA 6-floor department store. On the first floor there is a huge super market, you can buy wine, food, and daily use stuff.
Beishan Convenience StoreYichang's 7/11 store. There is a lot of branches downtown, including one at Erma Road which is open 24 hours a day.
Yichang Hoteladdress: Dongshan DadaoNice 3 star Hotel, a walk away from downtown, train and bus stations.
Wonhow Motelphone: +86-717-8867888New clean hotel. Staff speak a little English. Free internet access in rooms. Breakfast is included in the price.
phone: +86 400-8870-377Brand new and very clean hotel. High-speed internet in all rooms. Staff speaks a little English. Free internet access in rooms.
phone: +86-717-8865666address: 166 Yiling AveFree Breakfast. Internet access in rooms. Domestic direct dial telephone, IPTV digital cable TV, self service laundry and drying machines.
address: 2 Luohe Road (Luohe Lu)The Orange Hotel (Xiaoxita) (Yichang Licheng Jiudian Xiaoxita Dian) is a budget chain hotel located on Luohe Road, only 15 minutes' drive from Yichang Railway Station. Rooms in this Yichang hotel are fashionably designed and furnished. Each room is complete with digital TV, domestic direct-dial phone and free broadband internet access. Business travelers can choose smart rooms equipped with LCD computers.
- Shennongjia Forest District, a national park in the mountains, where middle-class urbanites flock in the summer to escape the stifling heat of the Yangtze Valley
- Chongqing - it's a long trip by boat through the Three Gorges, but a scenic one; or you can get there in 4.5 hours by a high-speed train