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Three Gorges

Nanjinguan Village, Yaowan Country, Yiling District, Yichang 443002, China
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Ranked #2 of 34 attractions in Yichang
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Enchanting views of the Yangtze river. Added to it is the lovely Three Gorges Tribe village. A word of caution for visiting Three Gorges Tribe village: it needs a lot of walking and a bit of trekking if you do not avail the ropeway (getting in and out of this ropeway is quite adventurous). Try to visit the marriage ceremony... More

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Sundrerland, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The 3 Gorges were worth waiting for, even though they only came on the last day of our 4 day cruise, the shapes and sizes are impressive, and at the end you arrive at the Dam, with it's 5 locks to get ships through, which is also very impressive.

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Grimsby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We took a 5 day river cruise on the Yangtze from Chongqing to Wuhan. The scenery on the first day is very disappointing as you pass buildings and factories along with cargo ships. However the middle days when you are in the 3 Gorges area was beautiful - towing mountains with beautiful waterfalls and interesting and colourful rock faces. The... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We cruised the Yangtze on Victoria Anna and experienced the lock opening at night, and watched the water level drop from 175 metres to 65. Wow, what engineering it was a fantastic thing to witness. Yes, there is a heap of concrete, power lines and not very nice structures but this is an engineering marvel and it was great to... More

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Santa Monica, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Impressive engineering feat. But as a tourist attraction it leaves a lot to be desired . . just a mass of concrete, stell, power lines and ugly structures. Skip it and stay cruising on the river.

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This site is immense and well-organized for tourists. Explanations of the project as well as examples of equipment and building strategies add to the experience. A boat trip down a scenic gorge caps off the experience and enhances the experience.

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Magog, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Visited the three gorges via the hydrofoil (which will soon be discontinued) and again via private boat from Fengjie. The key parts (the gorges themselves) are quite a thing to see. The rest of the shore line get repetitive. It must have been really amazing a few years ago before the construction of the dam. Raising the water level 110m... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Quite simply some of the most stunning scenery you will ever see in your life! We did the Century Legend Cruise which I would highly recommend. Of the optional excursions, I would recommend the The Gorges Tribe. May is a great time to do it. Book now!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We took a four night cruise on board the Yangzi Explorer as part of our Tauck China tour. The scenery along the river was fantastic. Sometimes you could see mountain goats and small waterfalls along the way. We passed the dam's locks too, which was nice. The daily excursions we made were interesting and varied (dam, relocation village, local market... More

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Wuhan, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Took a 2.5 hour boat trip through the gorges which was beautiful scenery. Then we had the chance to experience going through one of the locks on the damn which took about 20 minutes but was very cool to see first hand and to experience.

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