Yichang

Yichang
Yichang is located at the Eastern entrance to the three gorges at the west of China's Hubei Province. Yichang is an ancient city with a history of more than 4,000 years. Located in the middle of China it is a transportation center that connects Eastern and Western China. Yichang has a population of 4150000 with urban population of 1338000. It is home of the Tujia ethnic group.

Having a long history it is the birthplace of Ba-Chu culture and the place of strategic importance in the west of Hubei province. As far back as the Spring and Autumn Periods (770-476 BC), Yichang was already regarded as a city of great importance. Many famous battles took place here. So, Yichang has abundant natural and historic sites. Mountains, caves, stone forests, and waterfalls form picturesque scenes that have brought visitors here for centuries.