Three Gorges Dam Project
Three Gorges Dam Project
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Elsie L
Singapore, Singapore14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
It is one of our bucket items to visit this phenomenal outstanding human man-made creation. The whole village is submerged under water and to see the ship-lift operating is an amazing feat.
Written 23 April 2024
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Mercuryfast
Cleveland, OH16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I visited 3 Gorges Dam first using public transit from downtown Yichang then the tourist shuttle busses in the dam area. Well run operation, good views of the dam.

I took a local bus in Yichang to get to YeMingZhu BRT (夜明珠). I then walked south about 5 minutes where there was a fenced in parking lot and bus 216 was inside. I bought a ticket for 10 元 and the bus went straight to the dam area. Inside the dam area the bus makes several stops but you need to get off at the tourist center (三峡大坝游客换乘中心).

From the tourist center there are different options for tours but all of them include the basic bus loop. I just went with the bus loop, which was 35 元。There are buses constantly running and you are not assigned to one in particular. The first stop is Tanzi Hill (坛子岭)/196平台. You walk from there to Ship Lock Scenic Area followed by Three Gorges Reservoir Viewing Platform then 185 platform (185观景平台) to see the dam from above then you get picked up again by bus and go to River Closure Memorial Park 截流纪念园 to see the dam from below. You then get picked up again and get taken back to the tourist center. I then took bus 216 back to town.

Baidu’s directions worked fine using 三峡大坝游客换乘中心 as the destination but the time estimates were way off, it only took about a half hour from downtown to the visitor’s center, not 1.5 hours as Baidu said. I took bus 216 but I saw a bus 809 that also runs somewhere in Yichang.
Written 17 March 2024
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sseitz94
Xuzhou, China190 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Having a guided tour for this was wonderful. I went during the fall, and it was much better than going during the summer when it's usually flooded.
Written 6 October 2020
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JV2112
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Like anything made in China, this too will fail. You're much better off going to Singapore or Macau.
Written 20 August 2020
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travelingdr2019
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
If you want to experience the largest project in recent years - this is the one to visit. It would take you at least half day. But, it will leave you a great experience. The scale is very impressive. The project is impressive. Make sure you take the tour to see how does a boat is brought up from lower level to higher level of the river.
Written 8 March 2020
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hulagirlSurrey
Staines, UK797 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The Three Gorges Dam is very impressive and well worth a visit but you don't get to see that much of it. Great views.
Written 6 December 2019
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chicagoan5
chicago30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
It was an "OK" experience and a little disappointed. I was expecting to be able to walk on the dam. But NO. They only allowed tourists on the "island" between the locks and the dam. The dam authority controls visitor access and shuttle us around the dam instead. We saw the locks and dams from a high vintage point and from a park on the other side of the river. We did not get any closer to see the dam.
Direction to visit the dam from YiChang (without joining a tour): go to north side of Yiling Square. Take BRT bus: B-100. Get off at 夜明珠车站 bus station. Lat / Lon: 30°44'29.77"N , 111°18'8.21"E (Google Earth) [ On Google Map: 56 Yemingzhu Rd, Xiling Qu, Yichang Shi, Hubei, China, 443006, Google maps lat / long: 30.739389, 111.307876. The lat / long in Google map for china is messed up]. Take a long distance bus Number (actually a big van) 216 from this station. (note: The bus ticket counter will try to sell you a tour package for RMB$180, just ignore them.) This bus will take you to the entrance of the big dam visitor center (and back) RMB$10 one way per person. The entry to the big dam is RMB$35. By not joining the tour, I was able to stay for 4 hours to look at everything at my own leisure. My conclusion is: it is a good visit, something to do, but not spectacular.
Written 26 November 2019
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Yendys200
Birkdale, Australia5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Great to see this massive project and then cruise up river as see the life change for the Chinese people only got to see the main dam and locks would of liked to see the other dams but couldn’t even find them on a map very restricted internet no goggle Facebook and some others
No payWave or credit cards very rare to find any one that speaks English
Written 25 November 2019
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SirAnthon
Brisbane, Australia92 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
Always wanted to see this massive piece of infrastructure, was impressive but was very underwhelmed, with all the security checks you don’t get super close or get to see inside, left feeling disappointed.
Over the four days we spent on the Yangtze we only saw one before and after photo, the exhibit would have been a lot more interesting if they had before and after information.
Written 9 November 2019
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Jane D
Madison, WI139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Visited when the weather was cool and not so many tourists so our time there went quickly and efficiently. An engineer’s dream and interesting for non engineers. Was thankful for the escalators. I’m uncomfortable with heights but even though you were high up you didn’t have to go near any steep drop offs. Best combined with a Yangtze River cruise to see the gorges as well.
Written 9 November 2019
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