Address: No.3 Yiling Road, Xiling District, Yichang, Hubei, 443002, China | 5 star hotel
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This 5 star hotel, located in the Xiling theater area of Yichang, is near Three Gorges Dam Project.
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Travel Blogs from Yichang

Yangtze Cruise - the first gorge - Xiling

A travel blog entry by jmintouch33 on Apr 12, 2014

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... for the reservoir. The dam includes a hydro electric plant that generates electricity for the power hungry population. The dam also controls the fierce rapids and dangerous flooding of the river and ensures year round navigation of the 6 380 "Long River" through an impressively simple five stage lock. (It takes approximately three and a half hours for each vessel to pass through the lock our pass, there was the cruise ship and two barges.)

The World's Largest Power Station, and it's Green!

A travel blog entry by peterreefman on Oct 31, 2013

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... confused reply.

To put some numbers around that, if you add up ALL the power stations in Australia - all the coal, gas, hydro, wind, solar, etc - it is about 34GW. That is Australia's total generating capacity. The Three-Gorges Dam has a capacity on its own of 22.5GW - more than 2/3rds of all the electricity produced in Australia. I know there were many environmental and social problems surrounding the dam, but there's no doubt that it prevented the ...

Bullet train and Teddy's Restaurant

A travel blog entry by jarcher106 on May 28, 2013

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Tom checked out the free breakfast but as we suspected it was going to be safer to give that one a miss! We checked out and walked for 15 mins to the main train station, where a helpful security man helped us get tickets for the bullet train. Unfortunately it was very busy so we got one firm seat and one seat in a free for all carriage! We had some time and so took advantage of the large China Post by shipping back the shopping ...

Damming the Yangtze

A travel blog entry by 2013 on May 22, 2013

1 comment, 20 photos

... Dam. Crossing over the Yangtze via the Xiling Bridge, known as the little 'Golden gate', the massive Gorges dam precinct stood out on the horizon. A visit to the Dam area, which has been painstakingly adapted so that tourists can get a terrific insight into the immenseness of the whole project. On arrival, vessels are being navigated into the lowest of the five step locks. We were adopted by Wendy, a guide employed by the management of the dam, ...

The Train to Xi'An

A travel blog entry by kevinmoss on Jun 18, 2012

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... soft sleepers" which are essentially private rooms with a bathroom and 2 beds that fold into sofa benches. The train from Yichang to Xi’An is not a high speed line. To make the 1000 kilometer trek takes 15 hours in an overnight sleeper train. I knew that the “deluxe soft sleeper” option wasn’t available, but I had reserved a “soft sleeper” which is a private room with 4 bunks. Even though children aren’t required to have tickets, I ...