Yichang International Hotel
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... are cruising on this stretch). To create this site, the government flooded 570 000 hectares of farmland, thousands of villages and townships that impacted people in 19 counties and districts. Approximately 1.3 million people have been relocated to make way for this huge dam at a cost of $28 billion US. A brave, imaginative and visionary project that continues to be highly controversial.
The Xiling Gorge features steep sheer sided cliffs which provide the ...
... dating back 4000 years years, which has been involved in many famous battles because of its great strategic importance, situated on the Yangtze River, in the middle of China. In the 1800s, Yichang became a trading port, when the Emperor of the time signed an agreement with the British government. Nowadays, Yichang is a major transit port and distribution centre and the site of many major hydroelectricity projects, with the best known of them the ...
Up early again, there was an optional tour today but 3 of us decided that after 24 hours travel we needed a day to relax.
We spent the day just walking around the shopping centres and along the banks of the Yangtze before boarding the boat at 8pm.
... brain was going to explode. The kind after affects of a night of drinking Great Wall red wine.
I took a taxi to my hostel, and although twice being a little bit sick in my mouth, I found the ride really nice. I'd arrived at the city's northern train station, and as the car ventured south and crossed the high bridge into Chongqing proper the skyline became excitingly reminiscent of Manhattan. There was just skyscraper after skyscraper. The further into the ...
... stopped so cheered! Our cheers were to premature as out of know where 2 men on a motor bike swung in front of our coach to stop us! To this day i do not know how the driver missed him! One of the men was dressed in a police uniform and demanded we pay them, so 5 yuan the lighter we were on our way to Yichang.
Sunday 23rd May 2010
Arrive in Yichang early afternoon and check into another nice hotel. We are on main ...