in Yangtze river
-----the different sceneries
The sunset on
The Yangtze River is a
fantastic place where
you can not only find
historic buildings but
imagine one day you
walk on the boat in the
river, watching the
scenery on both sides
of the bank. You will
never forget this day in
A bird's eye The Yangtze River has always inspired awe.
From its headwaters in Tibet, it tumbles
view of the down from the mountains, gathering volume
and speed, to swirl through the provinces of
Sichuan, Hubei and Jiangsu before reaching
Yangtze river the East China Sea close to Shanghai.
Map of Yangtze River
Located near Yichang, in Hubei province, down river from the
magnificent Three Gorges section on the Yangtze river, this great
dam rises up and challenges the Yangtze. This is a very massive
project for China to undertake and it lasts16 years from 1993 to
2009. Sun Yat Sen, as far back as 1919, proposed a dam to be built,
but the idea was dormant up to a few years before 1989, when the
project was given the green light. This project costs $25 billion US
dollars and involves building a dam around 2,000m long and 181m
high with a ship elevator and locks.
It will be used for flood control, power generation of 18.2 gigawatts,
and improved navigation by allowing ships to go as far as
Chongqing by the reservoir created. The Yangtze was dammed in
2003 and the first of the 26 power generators came online. A web of
powerlines transfers this power to metro areas far, far away. The
waters have started to rise and it will do so until 2009, when the
reservoir reaches its planned level. Also, due to the reservoir, 1.13
million people have to be moved to avoid being submerged and that
means demolishing a lot of the existing villages, towns, parts or the
entire city, and the infrastructure.
Three Gorges along the Yangtze Wu Gorge
Disapperars into the
River are attracting numerous Sunset
tourists both from home and abroad.
Early Morning Sun
Catches the top of
A draw for many travelers, the Yangtze River is
renowned for its breathtaking scenery, Qutang,
Wu Xia and Xiling - that make up the iconic Three
Because of the engineering marvel---- Three Gorges,
many scenery will change.
So let’s see the differences between the Yangtz river after
2003 and that after 2009.
2003 After 2009
Scenic (The water (Water level
Sites level is 135 m) is 175 m)
Water will get to reach
Baidi City in the hill side, no
Fengjie essentially effect on it. Being an isolated islet.
After June, 2003 After 2009
Scenic (The water level (Water level is
Sites is 135 m) 175 m)
To be a peninsula,
Water will reach the foot of protected by a dyke
Mt. Mingshan, all the with the height of 30
The Ghost City: places will remain the meters and width of
Fengdu same. 25 meters.
The Yangtze River
is a famous hot
point for tourists all
over the world.
Though it has been
of the engineering
Gorges these days,
it is still beautiful.
Many old places
has disappeared in
the water while
there are also a lot
of new views can
Since there are
under the water,
we may go
water to see
them some day
in the future. It
will be perfect!