Between Fengjie (Chongqing prefecture) and Yichang (Hubei province), for a length of 200km, the Chang Jiang (Yangze) river passes through a region of dramatic scenery with gorges, steep cliffs and mountains. The Three Gorges (Sanxia in Chinese) are named Qutang, Wu and Xiling. Construction on the Three Gorges dam was completed in the summer of 2006, and the water level in the Qutang, Wuxia, and the western portion of the Xiling Gorges has already risen by about 100-150m since 2003. The dam has been built in Sandouping in the middle of the Xiling Gorge.
01 Entrance to gorges at Wuxia and Dragon Gate bridge 01a Entrance to gorges in 2002 02 Daning river and steep cliffs 03 Steep mountain cliff 04 Daning river and steep cliffs
05 Daning river and steep cliffs 06 Daning river passing through steep mountains 07 Daning river and steep cliffs 08 Steep cliffs 09 Chinese tourists on ship deck
10 Hills and mountains along river 11 Red houses on riverfront 12 Daning river passing through gorge 13 Daning river passing through gorge 14 Daning river passing through gorge 15 Daning river and steep cliffs
16 Daning river and steep cliffs 17 Daning river and steep cliffs 18 Daning river and steep cliffs 19 Daning river and steep cliffs 20 Boat on Daning river and steep cliffs 21 Smoke of fires along river
22 Daning river and steep cliffs 23 Daning river and steep cliffs 24 Daning river and steep cliffs 25 Daning river 26 Gorge and Daning river 27 Steep cliffs
28 Gorge and Daning river 29 Gorge and Daning river 30 Tourist boats 31 Tourist boats 01 Petrol station
02 Chinese tourists and tour bus 03 Bridge over Jiangze river in Wanzhou 04 Cruise ship for Lesser Three Gorges cruise
05 Steep mountains 06 Steep cliffs of Wu gorge 07 Steep cliffs of Wu gorge 08 Steep cliffs of Wu gorge 09 Steep cliffs of Wu gorge 10 Yangtze river and mountains
11 Cruise ship on Yangtze river 12 Mountains along Yangtze river 13 Gorge and steep mountains 14 Chinese girl on deck of cruise ship 15 Chinese tourists playing Mahjong
16 Chinese tourists playing Mahjong 17 Chinese tourists playing Mahjong 18 Chinese tourists playing Mahjong 19 Steep cliffs of Xiling gorge
20 Empty freighter passing through Xiling gorge 21 Empty freighter passing through Xiling gorge 01 Temple facade illuminated with red neon lights at night 02 Temple facade illuminated with red neon lights at night
03 Temple facade illuminated with red neon lights at night 04 Statue of Chinese warrior 05 Statue of Chinese warrior 06 Statues of Chinese warriors 07 Statue of Chinese warrior
08 Wooden wall 09 Tables with Chinese inscriptions 01 View of dam at night 02 View of dam at night
03 Three Gorges dam at night 04 Three Gorges dam at night 05 Three Gorges dam at night
06 Lock chambers at night 07 Central section of dam at night 08 Central section of dam at night
09 Night view of dam
10 Night view of dam 11 Night view of dam
12 Night view of dam 13 Dancers on stage illuminated with blue light 14 Dancers on stage illuminated with orange light
15 Dancers on stage illuminated with orange light 16 Female dancers on stage and boat 17 Dancers on stage illuminated with blue light 18 Dancers on stage illuminated with blue light
19 Dancers on stage illuminated with blue light
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