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Three Gorges Dam Project

Sandouping Town, Yiling District, Yichang 443134, China
+86 717 676 3498
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Sandouping Town, Yiling District, Yichang 443134, China
+86 717 676 3498

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you're nearby then the Three Gorges Dam then you should definitely go. However as an experience it is pretty unpleasant. Although we went independently with friends, we were herded about and the noise from the crowds and tour guides was extraordinary. Still, it was...More

Thank Martin D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour group was taken by bus to a viewing site just downstream of the Three Gorges Dam. We could get a clear view of the dam, the ship lift, and the locks area. Our particular river cruise was unable to traverse the locks due...More

Thank RebelVirginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a bus tour from Yichang and really enjoyed it. We were the only foreigners on the bus but we were well looked after by both the guide and other tourists. The 3 Gorges Dam project is fascinating to see - well worth the...More

Thank M-and-H10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started the day out by getting on a ferry boat from our cruise ship and taking the ferry down the recently opened ship elevator. We had perfect weather so we were able to do this and glad we were as our cruise ship was...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Largest hydro electric dam in the world. Massive structure. Not elegant and curvaceous like Boulder - rectilinear, utilitarian, oozing functionality. Cannot visit the generator room (too bad😩). Nice viewing center for visitors with escalators to the top. Worth taking a look at both the conventional...More

Thank loneeagle_15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Dam is well worth the time and effort. There are not a huge number of steps. In fact there is an escalator to a high point where you can get a panoramic view of the entire project. I had believed that the dam was...More

Thank gblack7205
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

What an interesting trip through the locks, which takes several hours. We sat on our deck at the front of the ship, watching the whole journey. We were delayed entering the locks until after dark, which gave it a kind of eerie look, I thought....More

Thank PegKay
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I was in awe just to see the largest dam and lock system in the world. Our cruise ship went through the 5-lock system the night before, so to see it in the day time was an added bonus. We got to see both from...More

Thank Stuart Y
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

My father has wanted to visit the dam and ship lift for ages, so whilst visiting me in Shanghai it was the one thing he asked me to organise. I thought it would be hard to do, but actually it's easily possible to do this...More

Thank N S
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

What can I say that hasn't been said already. This is a feat to be seen to be believed. The construction of this is mind blowing. I still can't believe the size of this project and the fact it works and works well. When mankind...More

Thank Mick A
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Did you book a tour to get to the dam from Yichang? Is there a reputable company I can contact from the States to set up a tour? Thank you for any input!
27 March 2016|
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Response from bdon257 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can't help, as we were there on a China tour with Sinorama and the Yangste cruise was part of this.
Has anyone booked a day tour with Yangtze River International Travel of the Three Gorges Dam?
4 August 2015|
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What is the best way to get to Yichang from Xi'an?
29 July 2015|
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Response from Hevsy | Reviewed this property |
No idea. I would ask a travel agent