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The Yangtze River, also known as Chang Jiang, is the longest river in Asia and after the Nile River and the Amazon River the third longest in the world. It flows for 6'418 kilometres from the glaciers on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in Qinghai eastwards before emptying into the East China Sea at Shanghai. 

 

China Yangtze River map

 

 

mountainstamp.com China source of Yangtse River stamp 1993 by Taiwan 

Taiwan 1993, the source of the Yangtze River. 

The Chinese government has recognized the Tuotuo as the source of the Yangtze River. This is a tributary which has it's spring at the base of a glacier, lying in the west of the Geladandong Mountain in the Tanggula Shan in the eastern part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

 

 Macau 2016 The River Flowing Eastword stamp issued Macau 2016

China 2014 & Macau 2016
"The River Flowing Eastword".
The stamp was issued in the series "Yangtze River Views".

 

mountainstamp.com China Yangtse River Chinsa River stamp 1993 issued by Taiwan 

Taiwan 1993, the First Great Bend of the Yangtze River.  

In the Great Bend area the Yangtze River is known as Jinsha Jiang or Gold Sand River as well.

From its scoure at the Mt. Gelandong the river flows towards southeast and south for over 1500 km. After passing into Yunnan it makes an abrupt 160 degree turn at Shigu town (First Bend) and flows in the west of Mt. Shanzidou for about 130 km towards northeast, where there is the confluence with the Shuiluo River. Then it makes another fairly abrupt 160 degree turn (Second Bend) and flows south for nearly 300 km before turning east across the southern Sichuan Basin (Third Bend).  

 

mountainstamp.com China Tiger Leaping Gorge Yangtse River stamp 1993 issued by Taiwan 

Taiwan 1993, Tiger Leaping Gorge. 

The Tiger Leaping Gorge is situated between the first and second bend in the Great Bend area of the Yangtze at the northwestern slopes of Mt. Shanzidou

 

China 2014 & Macau 2016
"Beautiful Chongqing".

The image of the stamp depicts the Yuzhong peninsula and the confluence of the Yangtze River (left) and the Jialing River in the city Chongqing (Hubei province). In the foreground there is depicted on the China stamp the 954 metres long Dongshuimen Yangtze River Bridge of the Twin River Bridges Project (opened officially to traffic at 00:00, 31th March 2014). But on the Macau stamp the same bridge is missing.

The second identic Qianximen Bridge (not depicted either on the China, nor Macau stamp), is 880 metres long and connects the Yuzhong peninsula over the Jialing River with the northern district. It was finished 2014 as well.

With a population of 32 million Chongquing remains one of the largest cities in the world. The new Chongqing (82.403 km²) is composed of the old Chongqing city, Wanxian city, Fulin city and Qianjiang area. There are more than 20 bridges crossing the Yangtze and Jialing River in Chongqing, thats why it is also known as the city of the bridges.

 

Yangtze Bridge in Wanxian stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli

China 2000, Yangtze Bridge in Wanxian.
(Total length 2'864 m, longest span 420 m, opened 1997)

 

mountainstamp.com China 1994 Three Gorges Mountain stamp

China 1994, Three Gorges.

The Three Gorges region (Qutang Gorge, Wuxia Gorge and Xiling Gorge) is a scenic area along the Yangtze River in the western part of the Hubei Province with a total length of approximately 120 km. 

 

China 2014 & Macau 2016
"Spectacular Three Gorges Landscape".
The stamp was issued in the series "Yangtze River Views".

 

mountainstamp.com China 1994 Three Gorges Mountain Baidicheng stamp timbre 

China 1994, Three Gorges, ancient village Baidicheng.

The Qutang Gorge is the shortest and most spectacular of China's Three Gorges.  Downstream of the ancient village Baidicheng, the Yangtze River passes between the Chijia Mountain in the north and the Baiyan Mountain in the south. This point is called Kuimen Gate. The Kuimen Gate is the entrance to the Qutang Gorge, which is the first of the three Yangtze Gorges. 

 

mountainstamp.com China 1993 Three Gorges MYangtse River Qutang Gorge issued by Taiwan 

Taiwan 1993, Qutang Gorge. 

 

mountainstamp.com China 1994 Three Gorges Qutang gorge Mountain stamp 

China 1994, Qutang Gorge. 

The Qutang Gorge is 8 kilometres long and is the narrowest of the Three Gorges. At its widest point it is only 150 metres wide. The mountains on either side reach a height of about 1'200 metres.

 

mountainstamp.com China 1994 Yangtse River The Lesser Three Gorges stamp 

Taiwan 1993, the Lesser Three Gorges of the Daning River. 

The Daning River is the largest tributary of the Yangtze River along the Three Gorges. The confluence of the Daning River with the Yangtze is at the gate to the Wuxia Gorge at Wushan city.

The Lesser Three Gorges are: Dragon-Gate Gorge, Misty Gorge and Emerald Gorge.

 

mountainstamp.com China 1994 Three Gorges Wuxia gorge Mountain stamp  

China 1994, Wuxia Gorge.
The stamp is showing Wushan city (at the bottom left) with the confluence of the Daning River (Lesser Three Gorges) with the Yangtze River and Wuxia Gorge (right). 

The Wuxia Gorge is the second gorge of the Three Gorges system.

It is 45 kilometres long. It passes the Wu Shan Range. The mountains on the northern side are called Shengquan, Songluan, Shennu, Zhaoyun and Denglong. On the southern side, Cuiping, Feiling, Jingtan, Qiiyun and Shangsheng.  

 

mountainstamp.com China 1994 Three Gorges Shennu peak gorge Mountain stamp 

China 1994, Shennu Peak (Wuxia Gorge).

 

mountainstamp.com China 1994 Three Gorges Xiling gorge Mountain stamp 

China 1994, Xiling Gorge. 

The last of the Three Gorges is the 80 kilometres long Xiling Gorge. 

The Three Gorges Dam was constructed at a place called Sandoupíng in the middle of the Xiling Gorge. The reservoir was completed in summer 2006. 

The dam changed the scenery of the Three Gorges. Because the water level is about 90 metres higher and the mountains appear lower.  

 

mountainstamp.com China 1994 Three Gorges Qu-Yuan temple Mountain stamp 

China 1994, Qu-Yuan temple.  

 

mountainstamp.com St. Vincent 1995 Three Gorges stamp 

St. Vincent & The Grenadines 1995, Yangtze River.
The stamp was issued in the sheet "The Grandeur of Nature".  

China 1984
Gezhouba Water Control Projects on Yangtze River.
It was built between 1970 - 1988 and is located at the lower end of the Three Gorges in the suburb of Yichang City, 38 km downstream of the Three Gorges Dam.  

 

China 2014 & Macau 2016
"Hubei and Hunan Provinces Near the River".
The stamp was issued in the series "Yangtze River Views".

 

Yangtze Bridge in Huangshi stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli

China 2000, Yangtze Bridge in Huangshi.
(Total length 2'580 m, opened 1995)

 

China 2014 & Macau 2016
Water Landscape of Lu Shan mountain.
The Lu Shan, located in the northern part of the Jiangxi province borders on the Yangtze River to the north.
The stamp was issued in the series "Yangtze River Views".

 

China 2014 & Macau 2016
Huang Shan.
In the Anhui province the Yangtze flows in the north of the Jiuhua Shan and Huang Shan.
The stamp was issued in the series "Yangtze River Views".

(On the Macau stamp were the two distinctive trees in the foreground missing)

 

China 2000, Yangtze Bridge in Tongling.
(Total length 1'152 metres, longest span 432 metres, construction end 1995)

 

China Turkey 2012, Taizhou Bridge.
The Taizhou Bridge is known as the longest double span suspension bridge in the world with two main spans of 1'080 m.
(Total length 2'940 m, width 34.8 m, height 192 m, longest span 1'080 m, opened 25th November 2012)
An identic stamp was issued from Türkey)  

 

China 2001, Yangtze Bridge in Wuhu.
(Total length 10'521 m, longest span 312 m, opened 2000)

 

 

China 2014 & Macau 2016
"Spring dawn of Nanjing".
The stamp was issued in the series "Yangtze River Views".

It shows the "Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge" (a double-decked road-rail truss bridge / left) and the "Second Nanjing Yangtze Bridge" in Nanjing. 

Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge
(Total length highway: 4'588 m and railway: 6'772 m. longest span 160 m, opened 1968)  

Second Nanjing Yangtze Bridge
(Total length 1'238 m, height 195.41 m, longest span 628 m, opened 2001)

 

Yangtze Bridge in Jiangyin stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli China 2000

China 2000, Yangtze Bridge in Jiangyin.
(Total length 3 km, height 190 m, longest span 1'385 m, opened 1999)

 

China 2014 & Macau 2016
"Waterside Towns".
The stamp was issued in the series "Yangtze River Views".

Located on the Yangtze River Delta, many villages and towns used the abundant water for irrigation and transportation. Thus many villages are built around a canal system.

On the "Waterside Towns" stamp were the two bridges on the Macau stamp much more better visible. The bridge in the foreground is on the Macau stamp on the right side of the islands (on the Chinese stamp the bridge is on the left side of the islands).

 

China 2014 & Macau 2016
"The River running Eastward in the Sea".
The stamp was issued in the series "Yangtze River Views".

It shows the skyline of Shanghai with the Nanpu Bridge over the Huangpu River, the last significant tributary of the Yangtze before it empties into the East China Sea.

 

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