Travel Blogs from Ankang
... filled with all sorts of farming along steep mountains. The water was not the
muddy brown of the Yangtze, but rather what they called jade green—very pretty.
We even saw monkeys! There have always been monkeys in the area, but now the
government feeds them weekly as their salary for entertaining the tourists, so
there are about 3000 of them! They are small cat sized brown monkeys that run
along the rocks and blend in very ...
... trip to see the dam. Our boat will go on ahead and meet us there so
as not to miss the appointment for the locks. Wushan is a big city of about
100,000 people that is entirely new since 2003. Prior to that it was a small
town of about 40,000 on the banks of the river, but once the dam was built, the
area was flooded and the town was relocated higher up. While the previous
residents were all farmers, they now live in high rise apartment buildings and
continue to ...
... it is lowered to its current levels. In the morning we arrived in Wushan and transferred to smaller boats and were taken to see the Lesser Three Gorges. Although perhaps building the Three Gorges Dam helps with flood control and shipping, it was amazing to hear the stories of all the people that had to be relocated and all the towns that were bulldozed and are now flooded over. We then transferred onto ...
Another foggy/smoggy day on the Yangtze...but through the smoky mists, we managed to see the famous gorges. Quetang & Bellows Gorges in the morning. Then after lunch and a lesson in Mah Jong, it was off to see the smaller three little gorges and the Wu gorge. But rather than go in the cruise ship, ...
I am sure you have the rhythm oft he days by now...eat, tour, eat, tour, eat.....all interspersed with a little drinking and a lot of walking. Time for a break...not from the eating and drinking though....just from the touring and the walking. We decided early that we would only do the one tour today and have some rest in the afternoon. After 8 days of travel with the itinerary loaded from 7 am till 10.30 pm we gave ourselves the afternoon off. The morning tour was a ...
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