What is Yichang known for?

frequent service

Construction of Hanyi Railway to Kick off, Wuhan City Government web site, 2008-07-10 (opened June 29, 2012) provides frequent service to Wuhan, with some trains continuing to Nanjing and Shanghai. To the west, the Yiwan Railway (Yichang-Wanzhou; opened December 2010) serves as the gateway to Hubei's southwestern panhandle ( Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture Enshi

famous natural

The province's most famous natural attraction (shared with the adjacent Chongqing Municipality) is the scenic area of the Three Gorges of the Yangtze. Located in the far west of the province, the gorges can be conveniently visited by one of the numerous tourist boats (or a regular passenger boats) that travel up the Yangtze from Yichang through the Three Gorges and into the neighboring Chongqing municipality. The Three Gorges span from the western—upriver cities of Fengjie

style site

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. *

largest power

, Czech Republic, since 2001 The '''Three Gorges Dam''' ( Wikipedia:Yichang


of the gorges and rapids during the return passage convinced him that only an especially designed and highly powerful paddle-wheel steamer — whose wheels were powered independently by separate engines — could safely negotiate that part of the upper Yangtze. thumb G209 on the northern outskirts of Badong's county seat (File:Badong-G209-5060.jpg) Due to the difficult terrain and the road conditions, the most convenient way to reach Badong's county seat is with a Yangtze riverboat. Both regular boats

association starting

2010, setting the current Guinness World Record for longest distance travelled in a dragon boat with a time of 38 hours and 5 minutes. A new Guinness World Record was created on 30th Dec 2011 for the Greatest Distance by Dragon Boat in 24 hours (relay) - 227km. This record is currently held by the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Association. Starting in 1990 the district has a partnership with the district Chemnitzer Land in the Free State of Saxony. Even older is the partnership with the region

international time

the Upper Ordovician into two stages. After considerable research, however, it was determined that no single faunal zone existed that could accommodate the upper stage of this division. Therefore, in 2003, the ICS voted to add an additional stage to its official international time scale. This was named the Hirnantian after Bancroft's stage. The IUGS is currently (mid-2005) nearing a decision on whether to ratify the Wangjiawan North section as the official Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP) for the Hirnantian stage. This section is located near the village of Wangjiawan, approximately 42 km north of Yichang city, in the People's Republic of China. It was approved unanimously in 2004 by the ICS. In spring 928, Xifang captured Jingnan's Gui Prefecture (歸州, in modern Yichang, Hubei), but soon Jingnan forces recaptured it. Wikipedia:Yichang

growing species

了褒恤令和追晉張自忠將軍為陸軍上將令「故陸軍上將銜陸軍中將張自忠追晉為陸軍上將。此令。中華民國二十九年七月七日。」 ''Executive Order issued by the Republic of China on July 7th, 1940 - "Post Posthumous promotion of Lieutenant General Zhang Zizhong to Full General, effects immediately. Date."'' '''''Citrus ichangensis''''', the '''Ichang papeda''' (Chinese: 宜昌橙 (wikt:宜昌橙)), is a slow-growing species of the genus ''Citrus'', which has characteristic lemon-scented foliage and flowers. It is native to south-western and west-central China Wikipedia:Yichang

military defense

phone tollfree fax hours price content The largest dam in the world. *


Dam and Gaobazhou Dam on the Qing River are important as well. Besides those, a huge number of medium-sized and small power plants operate on smaller rivers and streams within the prefecture. See also *List of twin towns and sister cities in China References Further reading * Report on the Physical, Commercial, Social and General Conditions of Ichang


pic YiChang name.svg piccap "Yichang", as written in Chinese picsize 121px c 宜昌 p Yíchāng psp Ichang showflag order st '''Yichang''' ( ) is a prefecture-level city located in western Hubei province, People's Republic of China. It is the second largest city in the province after the capital, Wuhan. The Three Gorges Dam is located within its administrative area, in Yiling District. Yichang Information At the 2010 census, its population was 4,059,686 inhabitants whom 1,350,150 lived in the built-up (''or metro'') area made of Yiling, Xiling, Wujiagang and Dianjun urban districts as Xiating District is not conurbated yet.

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