Marg & Bill Lynn
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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China Tour 2013
Silk Road (New Orient Express Train),Yangtze River Cruise
by Sinorama Holidays

Three Gorges Dam, 17 June 2013

Posted 2013-07-08

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Today's visit is to the world-famous Three Gorges Dam. As always, there is
a modern reception area with security checks. Lines of busses await their loads.

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From the bus we see one of the locks. There are two sets, one for each direction.

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The escalators to the lookout area are a sight in themselves.

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Descriptive signs and photos give and idea of the immensity of the project - 17 years and 180 billion Yuan ($30 billion).

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A model gives a good overview in the model and gift shop, with its welcome air conditioning.

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Ecological benefits, power generation (32 turbine generators - 22500 MW), flood control, navigation benefits, awards.

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Photos on the way down.

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After the dam visit we had another hour or so on the ship, spent trying to dry clothes from the sweaty visit
(suitcases already out). I held mine over the balcony railing, hoping not to let go.
The porters carrying our suitcases up the hill to the bus had a tough job.

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