Wuhan New Beacon International
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... 1956. It is now on an island as the water level has risen and the town below completely submerged. The island has protection walls to keep rising waters out of the complex. We climbed through the levels of the pagoda on narrow wooden steps (99 in total). The last level was via a ladder. Along the ridge was pavilions with Buddhas. The exit was down cement steps.
From Badong dock we took a smaller boat for the 15 km up the Goddess Stream or Shennv Xi, Shennong Stream which flows from goddess Peak at Badong. It is a tributary of the Yangtze and with the dam the water levels have risen between 70-100 metres in depth depending on the season. There are steep cliffs where you can see the high water mark plus some farms which have been cut out of terraces. Up high ...
Flew from Zi'an to Wuhan and then took high speed train for a 2 hour journey to Yichang where we boarded the Victoria River cruise on the Yangtze River for four days. The train station was experience, with so many people waiting for their train, it was a sight in its self. Every one however, had as eat unlike Liverpool Street where there is a total of about ten seats for all. No one ...
... of construction. So eager are they to modernise, what took the modern countries a few hundred years to achieve is happening here overnight. In Xian 10 years ago the the city was primarily a farming area with a rich history. Today a new city blended with the old has emerged supporting 10 million people. The same is evident here in Wuhan and in fact all over China. After driving through the countryside for 4 hours witnessing farmers working their fields we arrived on the bank ...
We came in late, as said, so we didn't have an idea of the actual view. Opening, the curtains of my room, I saw the majestic YangTze river… I had read so much about it, so this was great for me to experience this.
Buckle up; this was a fast paced day.
Fortunately, It started around 9h30, so we were lucky enough to sleep a bit more… just a bit!
Our first visit was at a ...