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Three Gorges

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Address: Nanjinguan Village, Yaowan Country, Yiling District, Yichang 443002, China
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Somewhat of a yawn

You have to be "into" PRC development to get this. The pictures all show dramatic discharges from the dam, but most days it's very quiet. The 5 stage ship-locks are interesting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

You have to be "into" PRC development to get this. The pictures all show dramatic discharges from the dam, but most days it's very quiet. The 5 stage ship-locks are interesting.

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houston
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14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We did a one day tour of the Gourges with Jack plus he set up the boat trip for the George underneath the dam next to the city. He did a very professional job and went out of his way to make it work including buying our next train ticket. His phone in Yi chang is 13343533833 and we would... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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141 reviews 141 reviews
50 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is a beautiful area along the Yangtze River. It presents just what you have seen in Chinese paintings and images, but way better in person! If you have the opportunity to travel here, do so. You won't regret it!

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Centennial, Wyoming, United States
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12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We sailed through the Three Gorges as part of an Avalon Waterways tour on the Century Legend in October 2014, from Yichang to Chongqing. (Separate review of the ship will be posted.) The scenery is indeed gorgeous and the guides both on the Century Legend and on shore were all positive about the effects of the dam, despite the destruction... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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87 reviews 87 reviews
39 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

From our Yangtze River cruise boat we took an excursion to this scenic spot located in the middle of Xiling Gorge. The walk through the area took nearly 3 hours. Our guide, dressed in a costume of her ethnic group, led the walk, gave information and answered questions about the way of life of the ancient cultures who lived in... More 

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MATTESON
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I took the four day three night cruise from Chongqing to Yichang through the Three Gorges. The scenery is absolutely beautiful. The mountains are thick with trees ranging from the deepest green to a lighter green. Some are the rocks formations are bare but have character from the nature carving of the river waters. You would think that after the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Our cruise on the Yangtze from Chongqing to Wuhan took us through the Three Gorges, where the scenery was wonderful. The Qutang Gorge towers over the river, with a mix of bare rock faces and densely forested areas, while further through the Gorges, when it widens out, there are grassy strips and cultivation just above the flood line, which was... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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60 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Trip is very peaceful as well as interesting, with the bird caves and hanging coffins etc. Fascinating to know that the water is so incredibly deep cutting into the rock as it does. Worth a trip.

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Auckland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We visited the Three Gorges area by tourist ferry and thoroughly enjoyed it. We were a bit skeptical at first about the quality of tour we had chosen (we booked a cheapie at 1000 yuan per person including Lesser Three Gorges excursion) but needn't have worried because the cabin we got (first class) was way above our expectations. Don't be... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Even though I didn't find any real magic while visiting the three gorges dam project, cruising through the actual gorges was totally amazing. When it comes to engineering vs natural beauty, natural beauty wins every time. If you do cruise the Yangtze , be sure to go topside when entering the gorges as viewing them through a window doesn't allow... More 

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