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  • Admission: CNY 105 (including the minibus in the scenic area which runs every 20 mintes)

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Three Gorges Dam (Sanxia Daba)

The Three Gorges Dam (Sanxia Daba), completed in 2009, is the biggest dam in the world. It required the largest volume of man power and building materials (over 10 million pounds of cement) and drastically changed the landscape and lifestyles along the Yangtze River.

The largest construction project in China since the Great Wall, the Three Rivers Dam spans a mile and a half (2.4 kilometers) and is more than 600 feet (183 meters) tall. It was built to help control flooding along the river, stimulate river trade and boost power production (potentially as much as 18 nuclear power plants). The dam is an impressive feat of engineering despite the controversy surrounding its environmental and human impact.

While visitors can’t walk on the dam, there’s a viewing area with a great view which allows for photo ops (especially when the turbines are spewing water out from the reservoir). The small museum next to the viewing area has a large model of the dam and gives a brief history of the building project. Passengers cruising the Yangtze River to or from Yichang will likely have to pass through the series of staircase locks that allow boats to bypass the dam.

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3-Night Victoria Jenna Three Gorges Cruise Tour From Chongqing to Yichang

Introduced in 2009, Victoria Jenna Cruise lets you enjoy a luxury cruise experience during your voyage through the Yangtze River. Victoria Jenna Cruise is a ...  Read more

Location: Chongqing Region, China
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $425.00

3-Night Yangtze Gold 5 Three Gorges Cruise Tour from Chongqing to Yichang

The luxurious 5-star Yangtze Gold 5 began her maiden voyage in June 2012. With her grand lobby leading into a beautiful ballroom, elegant restaurant and top ...  Read more

Location: Chongqing Region, China
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $475.00

4-Day 3-Night Yangtze Gold Three Gorges Cruise Tour from Chongqing to Yichang

This luxurious floating hotel, Yangtze Gold 3, began her service in June 2012 along the magnificent Yangtze River. The ship is perfectly equipped with a ...  Read more

Location: Chongqing Region, China
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $475.00

3-Night President 8 Three Gorges Cruise Tour From Chongqing to Yichang

The luxury cruise ship President No. 8 started their maiden voyage in April, 2013 as one of the largest Yangtze River cruise ships. As the sister ship of ...  Read more

Location: Chongqing Region, China
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $439.00

3-Night Century Paragon Three Gorges Cruise Tour from Chongqing to Yichang

Century Paragon, sister ship of Century Legend, one of the newest 5 stars cruise on the Yangtze River, offering the best facilities, delicious food, excursions ...  Read more

Location: Chongqing, China
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $560.00

6-Day Xi'an Sightseeing and Deluxe Yangtze River Cruise Tour including Airfare from Xi'an to Chongqing

Book this unique 6-day tour to explore the splendor of China by visiting Xi’an, Chongqing and the Three Gorges Dam on the deluxe 5-star river cruise. On the ...  Read more

Location: Xi'an, China
Duration: 6 days (approx.)

From USD $1,108.00

4-Day Century Sun Yangtze River Cruise Tour from Chongqing to Yichang

The Yangtze River has long played a pivotal role in the history, culture and economy of China. This voyage of discovery is the perfect way to gain some insight ...  Read more

Location: Chongqing, China
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $482.00

3-Night Yangtze River Cruise from Chongqing to Yichang including the Three Gorges Dam

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

This four-day river cruise will show you the best of what China’s Yangtze River has to offer. Leave your troubles behind and relax on a sightseeing ...  Read more

Location: Yangtze River, China
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights

From USD $387.50

4-Day Victoria Yangtze River Cruise

The Victoria Yangtze River Cruise is the best way to experience the longest river in China. Yangtze River is the third longest river in the entire and also be ...  Read more

Location: Chongqing, China
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $500.00

11-Day Small-Group China Tour: Beijing - Xi'an - Yangtze Cruise - Shanghai

This 11-day China small group tour is a collection of highlight cities - Beijing, the capital city for several dynasties; Xi'an - the starting point of the ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 11 days (approx.)

From USD $1,639.00

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