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China Tour 2013
Silk Road (New Orient Express Train),Yangtze River Cruise
by Sinorama Holidays

Lesser Three Gorges Excursion, 16 June 2013

Posted 2013-07-08

The Lesser Three Gorges is a tributary of the Yangtze river that provides an essentially continuous
view of gorges. We travelled along this river in an excursion boat, then in a type of sampan.

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Some 1.3 million people were displaced to build the Three Gorges dam. The people
living in the town on the top of the hill used to live in a town that is now under water.

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The bridge in the photo replaced one that was on the abutment shown in the second photo.

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The excursion boat had an observation deck, but it was not shaded, and the control cabin obstructed the view ahead.
The water level varies as the Three Gorges dam holds it back or releases it for flood control purposes.

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The Parking sign up the hill seemed somewhat incongruous.

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The second half of the excursion was in small sampan style boats.
Paul had a go at the helm.

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We received a serenade for a few minutes.

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Back on the ship, we took a couple of snaps of the Yangtze, then dressed (wow!) for the Last Supper.
Welcome cocktail last night and Last Supper tonight - not a long cruise but we saw lots!
(Tomorrow we visit the Three Gorges Dam in the morning, then travel until about noon before we disembark.)

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