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The Three Gorges is the most spectacular section of the Yangtze River, are filled with breathtaking scenery…

The Three Gorges is the most spectacular section of the Yangtze River, are filled with breathtaking scenery. They are famous for the steep cliffs on both sides. Going through the gorges on boat is like traveling a landscape painting gallery. The steep mountains, the dangerous rugged shoals and the turbulent waters are characteristic of the gorges. The perpendicular cliff and grotesque peaks with clouds wrapping them in a blanket of mist create one of natures' most majestic sights. The Yangtze has long functioned as a transportation artery, as a strategic boundary, and as the lifeline of a productive agricultural region. Although most of the river has been known for a long time, the Jinsha was first recognized as the headstream in the 16th century. In the 18th century, a Qing government expedition reached the Tibetan Plateau in search of the headwaters. The headwaters were only properly mapped in the 1970s and 1980s. The Three Gorges were charted by Captain Cornell Plant of the Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs Service in the early 20th century…

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