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... truly do not get an appreciation of the massive nature of this project if you haven't visited it. The dam took 17 years to build and was completed in 2009. It cost 180 billion yuan. The dam is just over 2.3 kilometres long and is 185 metres high. Beside the dam is also a two way, five lock system that allows boats to pass through. Each lock chamber is 280 metres long and 34 metres wide. The maximum water difference ...
... went back to town.
I found what I thought was the central train station, climbed up a gazillion stairs, then found it was closed. Irritated some more, I went to the bus station, where they didn't have any buses leaving for Changsha tonight. Ugh. I went to the train station, they had a train leaving at 3 a.m. It was 4 p.m. MORE UGH. So, I went back down to the river, got me some fresh Hunan style fish and noodles, red bean donuts and cracked a beer, ...
... Yangtze River Gorges - the Xiling Gorge, at a site called Sandouping. The dam is designed to serve three main purposes: flood control, hydroelectric power production and navigation improvement.
The dam is 2,335m long, 185m high, 18m wide at the top and 130m wide at the bottom. During the winter months, the reservoir water level reaches 175m above sea level, approx 110m above the original river level prior to ...
... however half of it involved getting the crowd to sing kareoke. of course our tour guide got us up there dancing (more like swayimg) to his song! we ended up back on the top deck playing drinking games (minus the drinks).
The next day we left the boat at 8am to see the three gorges dam from a very, very far distance, as our guide wasnt keen! however, it was still impressive to see!
On we go for another long journey.
Written by Rachel
... boat at 7:30am and got onto a coach bus to head up to the dam. We first stopped at 185 platform, called this because it is 185m above sea level. We had a pretty good side view of the dam, and it was cool for about five minutes, but we had to stay there for thirty minutes, so that got old pretty quickly. From there we went up to the top platform where we could see the shiplock from above, so that was a bit ...