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Three Gorges Dam Project

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Address: Sandouping Town, Yiling District, Yichang 443134, China
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00:00 - 23:59
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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A Marvel

Definitely a wonder to be on a ship lift & cruise down part of the Yangtze River despite the huge crowds (be prepared to be shoved around though)

Reviewed 2 days ago
If L
Kuching, Malaysia

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Kuching, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely a wonder to be on a ship lift & cruise down part of the Yangtze River despite the huge crowds (be prepared to be shoved around though)

Thank If L
Yichang, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went there with my Chinese in-laws as one of them works there. This got us a few special perks which are not available to the general public. It is an amazing engineering accomplishment. You can tour with a group and book busses from YiChang which would be considered the gateway to Three Gorges dam. One of the things you... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you have a thing for world’s first and engineering marvels then this is one trip that you would want to make this Summer, and have it ticked off the bucket list. Why would you want to see it: 1, The Three Gorges Dam or the Sanxia Da Ba (三峡大坝) is the world’s largest hydroelectric dam created to both produce... More 

Thank Elaine Y
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're nearby then the Three Gorges Dam then you should definitely go. However as an experience it is pretty unpleasant. Although we went independently with friends, we were herded about and the noise from the crowds and tour guides was extraordinary. Still, it was worth it but I'd not go again.

Thank Martin D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour group was taken by bus to a viewing site just downstream of the Three Gorges Dam. We could get a clear view of the dam, the ship lift, and the locks area. Our particular river cruise was unable to traverse the locks due to local restrictions in place at the time. Our guide spewed out all the statistics... More 

Thank RebelVirginia
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a bus tour from Yichang and really enjoyed it. We were the only foreigners on the bus but we were well looked after by both the guide and other tourists. The 3 Gorges Dam project is fascinating to see - well worth the trip.

Thank M-and-H10
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started the day out by getting on a ferry boat from our cruise ship and taking the ferry down the recently opened ship elevator. We had perfect weather so we were able to do this and glad we were as our cruise ship was not able to go through the Three Gorges Dam locks. The dam is the largest... More 

Thank Andrew S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Largest hydro electric dam in the world. Massive structure. Not elegant and curvaceous like Boulder - rectilinear, utilitarian, oozing functionality. Cannot visit the generator room (too bad😩). Nice viewing center for visitors with escalators to the top. Worth taking a look at both the conventional 5 stage lock for large ships and the unique (?) lift for smaller boats and... More 

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South Lyon, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Dam is well worth the time and effort. There are not a huge number of steps. In fact there is an escalator to a high point where you can get a panoramic view of the entire project. I had believed that the dam was built primarily to generate electricity and cut back use of soft coal and in turn... More 

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

What an interesting trip through the locks, which takes several hours. We sat on our deck at the front of the ship, watching the whole journey. We were delayed entering the locks until after dark, which gave it a kind of eerie look, I thought. What an amazing project.

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