Travel Guide

Yichang city is famous for tourism. It has an over two-thousand-year long history and four million multiple ethnic citizens, countless spectacular sites of mountain and water and variedly savory foods. Three Gorges Dam (A), the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity, is located ~40 km west of the city.

The Shennongjia National Nature Reserve, listed as World Heritage Site since 2016, is located ~200 km west to Yichang. Besides the Meso-Neoproterozoic geological records we will visit, the Shennongjia region boasts very high plant diversity, protected animal species and the mystery of Wildman.

(A) Three Gorges Dam viewed from a geological site of the Doushantuo Formation. (B) Tea plantation in Shennongjia Region (picture from Wikipedia).


Yichang is easily accessible by air, train (High-speed rail), or vehicle from Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Nanjing and many other big cities in China. There is no international airport in Yichang .