Lesser Three Gorges is situated on the tributary of the Yangtze River and it is the three sections of wushan valleys in the mid-stream of Da Ning River. They are Misty Gorge, Dragon-Gate Gorge and Emerald George which is about 60 km in length. These Gorges are famous for sky scraping cliffs and crystal clear rapids. You can view the most beautiful picture by drafting on a small boat on the stream in the Lesser Three Gorges. In the year 1991, it was selected as one of the top forty tourist attractions in China by the vote of tourist and the China Tourism Commissioner and evaluation.
The three valleys of Daning River have an area of about 160 hectare of forest which lies to the lower reaches of Daning. It extends from the entrance of Dragon Gate Gorge in the South to the Tujiaba in the North for about 50 Km. There are sheer cliffs and steep mountains rising on either side which creates natural scenic wonders on the both banks of the river.
It has subtle mountain, pretty rocks, clear waters, dangerous rapids, fantastic curves, sharp turns and stalactites in various shapes which characterize the natural beauty of the landscape in the Lesser Three Gorges. Mandarin, Monkeys, fish and water birds can be seen in this area. In addition to this natural scenery there are various historical places along the way like suspended coffin, ancient plank walkway and boat coffin. This area is made one of the key nature reserves of china and becoming a very famous tourist attraction offering its charm along the golden Yangtze Gorges Travel Line.
Dragon Gate is the shortest of all and is about 3 km long which stretches from the Dragon Gate Bridge to the Rapids of Silver nest. It is unique due to the mountains on its both sides are so high that they seem touching sky. In the Gorges, there are remains of longest ancient plank walkway in china and some scenic sights like Dragon-Gate Spring, Nine Dragon Pillar, Gate Guarded by Lion etc.