No.8 Xiba Binjiang Road, Yichang, Hubei, 443002, China
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Bridges of wealth, longetivity and harmony.
An eerie haze hangs over the old city & new bridge
The Great Gorges Dam
Travel Tips for Yichang
The 3 Gorges Dam - The new cities.
As I mentioned earlier, one of the most amazing aspects of this monumental project is the amount of infrastructure that has been built.
The entire way from Yichang to Chongqing is dotted with the brand new cities that comprise mostly of modern high rise buildings, new ship docks, shopping centers, schools and office blocks joined together by new roads and bridges.
Most of the old cities were on the opposite side of the bank and the new cities were simply built, the residents relocated and the old city demolished and sent straight into the history books!
Most residents seemed pleased to be relocated to their new residence but there were a few exceptions. An example of this is the 82 year old couple who were relocated to the ninth floor of their new building while their 43 year old daughter was given an apartment in the same building…on the first floor. (There are no elevators in any new buildings!!)
Entrance to the Yangtze River gorge area
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Most people heard about Wuhan because that most of the the Yangtze River cruises embark/disembark in Wuhan. However, there are shorter cruises starting/ending at Yichang, which would save one whole day on cruise boat. Boats offer shorter cruises are East King and East Queen, two of the best, and smaller (168-person vs. 280-person capacity).
One can fly from Beijing to Yichang in the morning (sometimes only one flight a day, others two). But the boat would not start to board till evening, and will not leave till next morning, so you would have lot of time to kill in Yichang. You can either find a local guide to take you to somewhere, or hire a taxi and go by yourself.
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