Following a course carved from the landscape over millions of years, the Yangtze runs through a wealth of spectacular scenery. From dramatic gorges and pastoral panoramas to man-made wonders and imperial cities, enjoy it all at a relaxed pace on board your cruise ship
Savour the natural grandeur of the Three Gorges on a relaxing Yangtze River Cruise – just one part of a wonderful tour that also includes China’s enthralling cities of Shanghai, Xian, Beijing, and of course the unforgettable Giant Pandas of Chengdu.
Encounter all of the magnificent sights that make China a truly spectacular destination. Journey from the iconic Wall and enigmatic Warriors to the more off-the-beaten-track mountain vistas of Yunnan province on this epic cross-country adventure.
Shibaozhai means ‘Precious Stone Fortress’.
There are a series of ladders inside the temple that once took visitors to the summit – before these were constructed, visitors who wanted to reach the top had to hoist themselves up paths hewn in the rock with a series of chains.
A three-storied hall also sits on top of the rock bluff – the Purple Rain Pavilion. Dedicated to Manjusri, it was built in the mid-1800s.
The pagoda was built without a single nail!
A legend suggests that the higher you climb up the Shibaozhai pagoda, the more likely your wishes and prayers are to come true.
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