Three Gorges Dam
- admission Y105
Lonely Planet review for Three Gorges Dam
The huge Three Gorges Dam hulks away upstream. The world's largest due to length (2.3km) rather than height (101m), it isn't the most spectacular, but is worth a peek. You can't walk on it, but there's a tourist viewing area to the north. The view from the south is much the same, and free. Take a bus from the long-distance station to Máopíng (茅坪; Y15), but get off at Bālù Chēzhàn (八路车战). Alternatively, take bus 4 from the ferry terminal to Yèmíngzhū (夜明珠; Y1) then change to bus 8 (Y10), which terminates at Bālù Chēzhàn. Tours (Y150 inclusive of admission) also leave at 8.30am and 1pm from Hubei Xiazhou International Travel Service.