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Sichuan and Chongqing Sights

Three Gorges Dam (Sān xià dǎ bá)

Updated 05/28/2013

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Xiling Gorge ends at the Three Gorges Dam. Nothing that you've seen or read about this project can possibly prepare you for its massive scale. Sit back in awe as the boat approaches this great dam and then slowly slips down the locks into the lower reaches of the river.

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Updated 05/28/2013

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Sep 4, 2012

Three Gorges Dam Review

China Yangtze Three Gorges Dam Project (TGP) is one of the biggest hydropower-complex projects in the world. The great dam, as the largest of its kind in the world, will provide China with tremendous power generation and flood control services. Located in the areas of Xilingxia gorge, one of the three gorges of Yangtze River, the dam will control a drainage area of 1 million square kilometers, with an average annual runoff of 451 billion cubic

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