Three gorges dam project site &
Arrive at the Three Gorges Dam Project site and embark on a tour
of the area (this tour will serve as a general introduction to the
project site, which, currently, is the world's largest engineering
The Three Gorges Dam Project was started in 1992, partially
completed in 2009 and is scheduled to be completed in 2015 with the
ship lift. The dam is the largest dam on earth, generating 18,200
megawatts of hydroelectricity (almost 50% more than the world's
second largest dam, the Itaipu Dam in Brazil and Paraguay). The dam
is 1.2 miles in length and measure 600 feet (185 meters) in height.
The dam has 32 generators that generate enough clean energy to
reduce China's reliance of highly polluting coal by up to 70
million tons annually.
After the viewing of the dam, you will then be taken to an
exclusive visit to the exhibition centre where a large size scale
model and other interesting models are available for enjoyment.
Overnight: Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer