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Three Gorges Dam Project, Yichang

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Experience the engineering wonder of Three Gorges Dam Project, the largest hydroelectric dam in the world. Completed in 2015, the massive gravity dam sits on the Yangtze River and boasts a length of 2,335 m (7,661 ft). Although monumental, the project to build this dam was not without controversy, as several sites were flooded and more than a million people displaced during construction. Nevertheless, the gargantuan structure attracts visitors from all over the world, who flock to marvel at its sheer size and power. To visit Three Gorges Dam Project and other attractions in Yichang, use our Yichang trip itinerary builder.
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In terms of accommodations, Yichang boasts a number of mid-range and budget-friendly chain hotels, situated mostly in the city center, in close proximity to the railway station, or on the road leading to the highway. You can also find small, family-run motels and inns to stay in, while peaceful lodgings with scenic mountain views lie a bit farther away from town.
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  • This was the most amazing dam project I have ever seen. To see the boats coming out of the locks is a sight to behold and a few hours later to actually experience this same thing had us in awe. Just w...  more »
  • Spent morning visiting the dam area. The boat locks were amazing, bother the large ships locks and the small ships locks. We took the trip up to the top of the overlook and had a great view. Fun littl...  more »
  • What an engineering marvel ! Love the people paid for this over 17 years and have decided that its paid for end of story. The five locks, ship lift all projects of magnificent proportion could not get...  more »