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.
|From the bus we see one of the locks. There are two sets, one for each direction.|
|The escalators to the lookout area are a sight in themselves.|
|Descriptive signs and photos give and idea of the immensity of the project - 17 years and 180 billion Yuan ($30 billion).|
|A model gives a good overview in the model and gift shop, with its welcome air conditioning.|
|Ecological benefits, power generation (32 turbine generators - 22500 MW), flood control, navigation benefits, awards.|
|Photos on the way down.|
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.
Xi'an, Terra Cotta Warriors
The New Orient Express
Jiayuguan & Jiuquan
Fengdu Ghost Town
Lesser Three Gorges
Three Gorges Dam, Disembark
Ode to Leo Liu