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Yangtze River
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Wuhan-3 Gorges Dam

Hong Kong


The Yangtze River is 6,000 kilometers (third longest in the world after the Nile and the Amazon).  We cruise on 1200 km. of the river.  The depth of the river is 40-60 meters.  With the completion of the Three Gorges Dam, the river will rise a further 175 meters.

The three gorges refer to the joint name for Qutang Gorge, Wuxia Gorge, and the Xiling Gorge (40 miles long).

At Wushan we disembark for an excursion along the Danning River via sampan boats to the Three Lesser Gorges refering to the Longmen Gorge, Bawu Gorge, and the Dicui Gorge at the lower reaches of the river.

It might a little difficult to follow our route on the map.  The start of the cruise is on the left (Chongqing) and the end is on the right (Wuhan).  The Minor Three Gorges is the river going up at Wushan.

Click on a picture to enlarge.

     Here is the  cruise itinerary and the cruise fashion show.
Welcome aboard receptionWelcome aboard reception Our cabinOur cabin Our cabinOur cabin The shower - yes the toilet is in the shower spaceThe shower - yes the toilet is in the shower space Chandelier in the boat lobbyChandelier in the boat lobby First night's entertainment by the crewFirst night's entertainment by the crew First night's entertainment by the crewFirst night's entertainment by the crew First night's entertainment by the crewFirst night's entertainment by the crew First night's entertainment by the crewFirst night's entertainment by the crew First night's entertainment by the crewFirst night's entertainment by the crew First night's entertainment by the crewFirst night's entertainment by the crew First night's entertainment by the crewFirst night's entertainment by the crew This is what our river boat looked likeThis is what our river boat looked like One of the many towns that will under water when the dam is completedOne of the many towns that will under water when the dam is completed Entering the first of the gorgesEntering the first of the gorges Bridge over a tributaryBridge over a tributary More of the gorgesMore of the gorges More of the gorgesMore of the gorges More of the gorgesMore of the gorges Another bridge over a tributaryAnother bridge over a tributary More of the gorgesMore of the gorges Sunrise on the Yangtze RiverSunrise on the Yangtze River Sunrise on the Yangtze RiverSunrise on the Yangtze River Sunrise on the Yangtze RiverSunrise on the Yangtze River Sunrise on the Yangtze RiverSunrise on the Yangtze River Sunrise on the Yangtze RiverSunrise on the Yangtze River Sunrise on the Yangtze RiverSunrise on the Yangtze River Sunrise on the Yangtze RiverSunrise on the Yangtze River Sunrise on the Yangtze RiverSunrise on the Yangtze River One of the oldest briges - from the Ming DynastyOne of the oldest bridges - from the Ming Dynasty Water sign on hillside - water will be 135 meters in 2003 and 175 meters in 2009Water sign on hillside - water will be 135 meters in 2003 and 175 meters in 2009 Anothr river boat in front of usAnother river boat in front of us Some river trafficSome river traffic Village already vacatedVillage already vacated More buildings that will be unwaterMore buildings that will be unwater Going through one of the river locksGoing through one of the river locks Going through one of the river locksGoing through one of the river locks Going through one of the river locksGoing through one of the river locks Going through one of the river locksGoing through one of the river locks Going through one of the river locksGoing through one of the river locks One of the few bridges across the Yangtze RiverOne of the few bridges across the Yangtze River Wushan - voyage up the Danning RiverWushan - voyage up the Danning River Voyage up the Danning RiverVoyage up the Danning River Voyage up the Danning RiverVoyage up the Danning River Another building that will be underwaterAnother building that will be underwater Voyage up the Danning RiverVoyage up the Danning River New apartments built above the high water markNew apartments built above the high water mark Local farmingLocal farming Local vendors wading to our shallow draft boatLocal vendors wading to our shallow draft boat We are in a shallow draft boat to visit the Lesser Gorges on a river tributaryWe are in a shallow draft boat to visit the Lesser Gorges on a river tributary One of the Lesser GorgesOne of the Lesser Gorges Shallow waterShallow water One of the Lesser GorgesOne of the Lesser Gorges A local fishing in the riverA local fishing in the river Some of the farm land that will be underwaterSome of the farm land that will be underwater Some smaller canyons that will floodedSome smaller canyons that will flooded Canyon wallsCanyon walls Area that will floodedArea that will flooded Local residents trying to free shallow draft boats that are stuck on the bottomLocal residents trying to free shallow draft boats that are stuck on the bottom The local villageThe local village Bank of the riverBank of the river Canyon wallsCanyon walls Local farm landLocal farm land Building that will be floodedBuilding that will be flooded Local girlLocal girl Some local peopleSome local people More of the local peopleMore of the local people One of the Lesser GorgesOne of the Lesser Gorges Bank of the riverBank of the river Passing through a Lesser GorgePassing through a Lesser Gorge Heading to the Yangtze RiverHeading to the Yangtze River Erosion from the river waterErosion from the river water A local boatA local boat Notice the rutter controlNotice the rudder control on sampan boat A boat with tourists caught on the shoallow bottomA boat with tourists caught on the shallow bottom lightbox gallery cmsby VisualLightBox.com v6.1

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