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Three Gorges Dam-The Biggest Dam in the World

The Three Gorges Dam, situated in the Yichang, nearby the Xiling Gorge, is the biggest dam in China and the world’s largest hydroelectric station for the usage of the flood control and power generation. In 1997, the dam is officially opened to public, which surely was the great news to home and aboard tourists to unveil its spectacular dam structure and the complete history.


Tourists Experience in Three Gorges Dam

  1. Appreciate the largest Dam in different angles;
  2. Learn the background history of the great dam project;
  3. View the flood discharge spectacular view when time’s right;
  4. Enjoy the scenic area and landscape around the dam.
Three Gorges Dam

Three Gorges Dam

Main Scenic Spots of the Dam

As the pearl of the Yangtze River, Three Gorges Dam is the top highlight during Yangtze Cruise Tour between Chongqing to Yichang and Shanghai. Now each Yangtze Cruise has the arranged shore excursion to the dam. Tourists can have time to visit the dam tourist area, which includes mainly:

Gorges Exhibition

Built in 1992, the Gorges Exhibition mainly tells the history of the construction of the Three Gorges Dam by documentary films, pictures and some facilities. Besides, the exhibition has preserved kinds of patterns of the dam in different stages of construction and the sample of Chinese sturgeon. If you are interested about the history of the dam, you can speed more time visit here and get to know the dam more.

Tanzi Ling Park

With 262.48 meters above sea level, Tanzi Ling Park is the first spot opened to tourists in 1997. As the dam construction survey point, it shares the best location to see panoramic views of the Three Gorges project. Here you can not only able to enjoy the powerful& splendid Three Gorges Dam, but also watch the precipice of "Yangtze River gorge IV" Two-way lock, as well as spectacular fountains, beautiful waterfalls, meandering streams, green lawn throughout the meantime.

185 Park Zone

Located in the left side of the top dam road, the 185 Park Zone has the same sea level of the dam, so it was called “185 Park”. Standing at the platform, you can feel the height of the dam and view the surface of water in the impounding reservoir. Looking at the foot of the magnificent, distant and calm river, you will be astonished by the static and dynamic beauty rhyming each other.

Memorial Park

Situated in the right side of the dam with 800 meters lower, Memorial Park is composed by performances square, display halls, slide shows and more scenic sites. Facing the dam and mountains behind, Memorial Park is the best place to taking photos with the dam, which can’t miss out.

Gorges Exhibition

The Three Gorges Dam Project Pattern

Tanzi Ling Park

View the dam at Tanzi Ling Park

Memorial Park

Memorial Park Area near the dam


Tips for Three Gorges Dam Excursion

  1. In Summer, the sunlight and heat are quite strong, so you should prepare sunglasses and sunscreen before excurse the dam;
  2. If you want to see the grant sight of flood discharge, you’d better cruise in the rainy season and flood season, which have more chance to meet water release.
Flood Discharge

Flood Discharge


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Questions & Discussions

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Victoria Jenna Smoking Policy
Is smoking allowed on that ship and are there no smoking areas available
2017-03-15 12:01
Hello Glenn,

Cigar Room on Victoria Jenna is specially provided for smoking people, and the sun deck is also okay to do that. However, other places onboard like cabins and other public areas are non-smoking areas.

Have a nice trip on Victoria Jenna!
What do you call the large book outside the dam in the Tanzi Ling park
What do you call the large book outside the dam in the Tanzi Ling park
2018-01-07 15:03
Hello Shirley,

Thank you for the question. The sculpture of a large book is called Tanziling Ridge in English and Tan Zi Ling Lan Sheng (坛子岭揽胜) in Chinese, which give brief introduction of Tanziling Ridge and the Three Gorges Dam Project. if you are interested in that and what to know more of this great project, we highly recommend you visit this place by our Yangtze River cruise that would also enable you to feel the great positive impact brought by the project and enjoy the fancy view of the Three Gorges. Please feel free to tell us about your group size, nationality, visiting time to China and other information by Emails, and our professional travel consultant would help design your ideal cruise tour with high quality and good quotation.

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