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Three Gorges Dam Project

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Address: Sandouping Town, Yiling District, Yichang 443134, China
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Slated for completion in 2009, this structure will stretch approximately...

Slated for completion in 2009, this structure will stretch approximately one mile across the Yangtze River at a height of 600 feet, making it the largest hydroelectric dam in the world.

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On a recent trip down the Yangtze River Cruise and one of the stops was at the Hydro Dam. What an engineering marvel. So many photos and the experience was worth the trip. We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Winchester, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Seeing the Three Gorges Dam and going through the locks was truly an amazing spectacle. The whole area is overwhelming when considering the building and engineering that went into it. Going through the locks was an amazing experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a recent trip down the Yangtze River Cruise and one of the stops was at the Hydro Dam. What an engineering marvel. So many photos and the experience was worth the trip. We left the Cruise Boat and were escorted by a local Guide thru an Market to the bus that would take us to the Dam. If you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I have to admit I wasn't too excited about this shore excursiion but it was quite interesting. The model gives a good overview of the whole project. The project to harness and utilize the power has been the dream of China's leaders since early 1920's.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We were only in Yichang for a day and a half so we decided to book a tour through our hotel. We paid 760RMB for the tour and it was worth it. We were picked up at our hotel and driven to the Dam. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and going with the tour enabled us to see more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

As the Academic Ambassador to China, I had the good fortune to participate in my first (of very many) boat trips from Chongqing to Yichang with the Civil Engineering Ambassador as my room-mate. As we approached the damsite area, our first view was one of spectacular activity and organization. All we could see for miles and miles was construction companies,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The Three Gorges Dam Project is of such massive proportions it's unbelievable that it succeeded. Plus, it has provided many jobs that were needed. However, its success was at the expense of over 1 million people that were displaced.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

The dam area is a must see when you visit the city of Yichang. The dam itself is huge! Nice to visit when the weather is good.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The scale of this project is incredible. Running 32 turbines, the 3 gorges dam project makes a vast contribution to China's energy needs. 1.5 million people were displaced to make way for the project. When I questioned the guide about the impact on other animals, I was advised that, when the valley was flooded, they all moved on and are... More 

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Carlyle, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This massive flood protection/hydro/transport project is a highly controversial undertaking but is a very good thing when talking to the people involved in the tourist industry. The dam itself is spectacular, the locks very interesting, the amount of water held back is unbelievable. Well set up for viewing by the massive number of visitors who arrive each day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We toured this dam at the end of our Yangtze River cruise. We got off the cruise bus in Sandouping and onto the government-owned tour bus to tour the dam site. First stop was their visitors center. Nice model of the dam and a good clear large photo outside. It was surprising to see tourist items such as jewelry and... More 

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