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Thank goodness I'm off that boat! What a relief. Chonqing, our disembarkation point, is the largest city in China I am told. I can verify that it is humongous. The city is plagued by oppressive pollution and I'm glad that we merely passed through early in the morning. We didn't have to drive too far in the morning to Dazu where we spent the night …
... to just sit back and enjoy my music on my Ipod.
When we arrived, we bought our passes which, unlike yesterday, was quick and simple despite another lengthy trip to the nearest convenience. Once again there was an armada of tourists with fancy cameras and tour guides asking if we needed their services (not knowing we had been put of guides for life after yesterday's debacle). Even from the ticket office, the view was simply outstanding, at the foot of ...
... and "Happiness for my BAHPA's" (in a weird coincidence, one of my BAHPA friends from University announced her engagement to her long term boyfriend so it must have worked haha).
Tianman Mountain is famous for its glass walkways but the walkway nearest the entrance was so busy we couldn't even get close so we gave up for now and had a typical tourist over priced lunch in a cafe. After lunch we ventured into the mountain and the further we went, the ...
... valley's, we arrived in the sunny city of Zhengjiajie (which was surprisingly warmer than Changsha even though we were higher up). The mountains were unreal. We Mulan was being illustrated, the background in the song "Girl Worth Fighting For" was these mountains I'm sure of it.
After grabbing some food, we went for a wonder round the town and found a Pagoda at the top of a small leafy hill. It was free and close by so we thought "why not" and went to climb it. What ...
... that the last part is a ship elevator, which, once finished, will allow ships up to 3000 tonne to be lifted up or lowered, depending on which way they're travelling, much quicker than the current 5 lock system. It will be the world's largest lift!
The dam itself and the whole construction area was mind blowing. Such a huge, controversial project, costing more than a million people their homes, 8 mountains being "moved", and costing mega bucks to ...