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We need to climb a high building before you are able to see the first bend of the Yangtze river. Actually, there is another nearer sight where you can see this bend. Anyway, it is... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 January 2017
Pasir Ris, null, Singapore
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Pasir Ris, null, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We need to climb a high building before you are able to see the first bend of the Yangtze river. Actually, there is another nearer sight where you can see this bend. Anyway, it is still a nice photo shoot. Even though it is not much, but the first bend is an important place where the ship travels and open... More 

Thank Noor711
Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Agree with the other reviewers, nice view of a valley with a river but not a must see. Kind of reminded me of Guilin. A lot of people, many meaningless souvenir stores and that is about it. If on your way please make a short stop otherwise don't bother.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The Chinese seem to make a big deal out of viewing the first bend of the Yangtse, or the first bend of the Mekong and so on, setting up convenient viewing platforms, and charging fees for people to view and take snapshots of the river. To my mind the view is not necessarily any more scenic than lots of other... More 

Thank DrMSuleiman
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

After a long drive we finally arrived at the first bend of the Yangtze (TripAdvisor needs to correct the attraction title) and basically thought "oh, is that it". It's basically a very large bend in a very large brown river. Unfortunately it was raining so it was deemed to slippery to go up to the lookout point (something to note... More 

1 Thank Superpear
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

This site is overlooked by a very interesting village, which is best visited on market day. Here, Naxi people sell and buy farmed or home made produce. There is also Naxi music played in an old assembly hall. The Long March monument and museum currently under renovation also look interesting. Very authentic.

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Bathurst, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

This first bend, not bay, of the Yangtze is of historical importance. There are many vendors, as has been noted in other reviews, but it is worth paying the nominal extra charge to get to the top of the viewing tower, where the view is excellent, and it is much quieter than lower down.

1 Thank Andres41
Lauchringen, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

But not more than that. The place, where you stop, offers a nice view of the Upper Yangtze River - once you have worked your way through the many stalls offering all the souvernirs you never needed. It is about a 5-minute stop, and that's it.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

The viewing tower is more than a kilometer from the actual river and costs money to climb. Not worth it as the viewing tower is filthy and the view is mostly obstructed. Another tourists trap. The picture you see is not from the viewing tower unless the photographer used a very long magnifying lens.

1 Thank Allen A
Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Nothing special about this place. You still have to climb flights of stairs to just catch a glimpse. And the view is blocked by trees. Plus we had to passed by rows and rows of stuff on sales. It was just a waste of time

1 Thank CarynKaining
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

Boring. Not worth the trouble unless passing by. Even so, waste of valuable holiday time. Bodies of murky waters ......

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