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Wushan is situated on the north bank of the Yangtze River and embraced by lovely mountain peaks. This ancient Town is located on the northern side of the Wu Gorge, where the Daning River and the Yangtze River converge.

Wushan is one of the original locations of primitive civilization, having existed since the latter part of the Shang Dynasty (16th - 11th century BC). Large amounts of excavations show the fossils of Wushan Ape Man, which appeared about 2 million years ago. Another tomb excavation of Han Dynasty mainly includes gold-plating utensil and pottery vessels.

Wushan is famous for its Three Terraces, Eight Scenes and Twelve Peaks. It is the port for Lesser Three Gorges. Visitors can climb the summit of Mountain Wushan to enjoy the the views of Wu Gorge and the spectacular river. Wushan are also rich in natural resources. It has abundant native produce, including medicinal herbs, tallow tree, raw lacquer and pear.

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