The Daning river, a tributary river of the Jiangze, passes through a set of gorges referred to as "Lesser Three Gorges". The scenery here is even more spectacular than the one of the main Three Gorges, probably because the water levels of the Jiangze have already risen by about 100-150m making the Jiangze wider and more peaceful, while the mountains surrounding the Daning river are probably higher and the river narrower. The names of the Lesser Three Gorges are "Dragon-Gate Gorge", "Misty Gorge" and "Dicui (Emerald) Gorge" and are accessed by boat from Wuxia (Wushan).

01 Entrance to gorges at Wuxia and Dragon Gate bridge 01a Entrance to gorges in 2002 02 Daning river and steep cliffs 03 Steep mountain cliff 04 Daning river and steep cliffs
05 Daning river and steep cliffs 06 Daning river passing through steep mountains 07 Daning river and steep cliffs 08 Steep cliffs 09 Chinese tourists on ship deck
10 Hills and mountains along river 11 Red houses on riverfront 12 Daning river passing through gorge 13 Daning river passing through gorge 14 Daning river passing through gorge 15 Daning river and steep cliffs
16 Daning river and steep cliffs 17 Daning river and steep cliffs 18 Daning river and steep cliffs 19 Daning river and steep cliffs 20 Boat on Daning river and steep cliffs 21 Smoke of fires along river
22 Daning river and steep cliffs 23 Daning river and steep cliffs 24 Daning river and steep cliffs 25 Daning river 26 Gorge and Daning river 27 Steep cliffs 28 Gorge and Daning river
29 Gorge and Daning river 30 Tourist boats 31 Tourist boats
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