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Qutang Gorge in Autumn

Qutang Gorge

Qutang Gorge, whose westward demarcation (note that the Yangtze River, of which the 192 kilometer Three Gorges stretch forms a part, flows from west to east here) is the town of Baidicheng, is the shortest of the three gorges that make up the monumental Three Gorges Dam project (the other two gorges, in downstream order (i.e., from west to east), are Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge). » Read More

Wu Gorge Scenery

Wu Gorge

Wu ("Witches") Gorge, the second, downstream-wise or middle gorge of the Three Gorges, begins in the west at the seat of Wushan County, Chongqing Municipality, and ends near the village of Guandukouzhen (Guan du kou zhen, or "Official ferry gate town", though the town is generally written simply as Guandukou) in Badong County, Hubei Province, a stretch of about 44 kilometers.» Read More

Xiling Gorge

Xiling Gorge

Xiling Gorge is the longest of the three gorges (at 66 kilometers, compared to Wu Gorge at 44 kilometers and Qutang Gorge at 8 kilometers). Xiling Gorge was renowned for its winding waterway that suddenly narrowed into treacherous rapids or skirted over dangerous shoals. In spite of the risks, ships were compelled to pass through its waters regularly, as there was little alternative. » Read More

Three Gorges Dam

Three Gorges Dam

The 185-meter-above-sea-level Three Gorge Dam is the core of Three Gorge hydro junction project and takes 3080 days o complete. During the construction, the builders comprehensively adopt the state-of-art technique in the world and create a world record of pouring 20 thousand concrete in a single day at the peak time. Up till now, 126 billion yuan have been invested into the Three Gorges Project. » Read More

Lesser Three Gorges

Lesser Three Gorges

The beauty of the Lesser Three Gorges area derives from a number of superior qualities that the swath of land located between Daba Mountain and the Yangtze River to the south – a stretch of some 100 kilometers, as the crow flies – enjoys over the Three Gorges area, though, if sheer scale is the criteria for "superior quality", then the Three Gorges comes out on top. Read More

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