Take a Virtual Tour of the Yangtze River

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Byline: Judy Babcock Wylie Daily Herald Correspondent

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If you want to know more about the Yangtze River, enter Yangtze in Yahoo's search box and it will bring you dozens of sites on the river's history, the upcoming river project, former flooding and current travel there. You can also take a virtual tour of the Yangtze River and its three gorges, with sketch maps, details and distances by checking out Chinavista's Virtualtours site at www.chinavista.com/travel/virtualtours.html. Chinavista also has virtual tours of other famous attractions in China, including the Terracotta Warriors, Ming Tombs and the Great Wall.

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