The Three Gorges Dam is a massive dam project. It took 4 escalators just to get up to a viewing area where we could look down on the dam. Later that evening our ship sailed through the ship lock but we had to wait to go through and it got late so we didn't get to experience the few hours of going through the ship lock there (many people did stay up for it though). The next day we did an excursion, which was a ride in a sampan (small boat) up a tributary of the Yangtze called the Goddess Stream, which was a tour of the Lesser Three Gorges. The hour and a half ride gave us some amazing views of the Goddess Stream and was really enjoyable.
Visited: Aug 09, 2017
It was good. Since it was the holiday, there were solid people. I maybe would have enjoyed it more on a less crowed day, although that is not under your control
Visited: Sep 27, 2019
Local guide Mark was wonderful and very knowledgeable. The views from the top, even though it was overcast, were amazing!
Visited: Aug 12, 2017
Interesting to see if you're into big engineering projects like this; otherwise, not.
Visited: Apr 15, 2011
It's a monumental dam, but you don't really get to see much of it beyond a visit to two "approved" viewing sites.
Visited: Sep 30, 2010
The Three Gorges Dam is an interesting engineering achievement, but I'm not terribly interested in engineering. The view from on top of the Dam was lovely. There was little informed discussion of the environmental and human costs of building the Dam and displacing a million people.
Visited: May 15, 2011
Even in the off season the dam was very crowded. The two things the tour had hope the group to see we could not get close enough to see.
Visited: Oct 31, 2018
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