Qutang Gorge extends eastward from White King Town to Daxi Town.Although the gorge is no more than eight kilormeters long and a down stream voyages only a wink.It has a momentum of control-ling the waters from Sichuan on the east and dominating the moun-tains of Hubei on the east.The river is flanked with steep cliffs and towering peaks.Mt.ChiJia on the north and Mt.Baiyan on the south penetrate into the sky facing each other closely with.the crags almost touching in the mid-air dangerous and tottering. Looking from a distance in a fine day.one sees The former resembles a huge pink peach and the later a huge heap of white salt glittering all the time. The two mountains disappear in the mist and cloud every now and then,That is the most Spectacular scene of the Yangtze gorges. The widest spot of the river is about two hundred metres and the most narrow spot is only ten of metres. At Kuimen.the entrance of the gorge.the steep cliffS on either side look like two gigantic door leaves closing in on the roaring river and holding the strategic pass between Sichuan and Hubei perilous in every way.As is depicted in the lines of Du Fu.a poet of the tang Dynasty” all the rivers converge at Fuwan,breaking a way throught the rocks at Qutang .Kuimen has been marvelled at as: the most dangerous pass world.” Darkenging the daylight with only a narrow opening up and the thundering river rolling by vigorousihy, just the thousands of horses galloping ahead.You can’t help marveling at the scene and wondering whether you are salling to the hell.
Qutang gorge boasts not only splendid sights but also palces of historical interest concentrated here ,the masterwoks of callgraphy and stone engavings of different dynasties. There are in the region such historical or legendary sites as White King Town. which is the most ancient in the Three Gorges. The former site of the Eight-Element Battle Formation designed by Zhuge Liang Duriing the period of the three kingdoms. Meng Lian ladder, which is legendary, and Feng-xiang crevics and Cuokai goger, which were wrapped in mystery for thousands of years.