Three Gorges Dam

Three Gorges Dam is the largest hydropower project in the world.  Construction was started on December 14, 1994,the Three Gorges Dam is located in Sandouping Terrace in the middle section of Xiling Gorge in Yichang City, 38 km away from Gezhouba Dam Water Control Project.The construction of the dam was estimated to submerged 287.5 square km arable land and 1,131,800 residents living along the area were relocated finally.

The Dam-viewing Spot is located on the south bank of the Yangtze River down the Dam. With an average altitude of 690 meters, it is the best spot to view the whole dam and the overall gorge and the vast lake.
The project of Three Gorges Dam is made up of the construction of the main structure and the diversion construction. Being a concrete gravity dam, it has a 3035-meter-long top and a storage capacity of 39.3 billion cubic meters. The 26 generator equipped on the dam can produce 84.9 billion Kw of electricity per year and the shipping capacity has been improved from ten million tons to fifty million tons, which brings a cost reduction of 35% of the original.

Not only does the completion of Three Gorges Dam in 2009 form a huge reservoir with a length of 600 km, but also it creates a breath-taking artificial landscape in the world. The project has also improved the navigable condition of the lakes among the mountain ranges and made it more convenient to access the natural and historic scenic spots scattering nearby.

Travel Tips
Add:  Sandouping, Yichang City,Hubei Province
Entrance Ticket : CNY105 (including car fare for the tour bus & entrance fee to the top of the dam).
Opening Hour: 08:00-17:30

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