Being the biggest hydropower station in the world, the Three Gorges Dam Project is located in the Sandouping town in Yichang city, where it is in the middle reach of the Xiling Gorge and 38 kilometers away form the Gezhou Dam in its upstream. It is one of the 5-A level tourist spots in China.
The Three Gorges Dam Scenic Area, a combination of the modern project, nature scenery and cultural landscapes, contains 5 parts—the Exhibition Hall of the Three Gorges Project, Tanzi Ridge, 185 Platform, Memorial Garden and Dam Viewing Point and covers a total area of 15.28 square kilometers. Among which the Exhibition Hall of the Three Gorges Project and the Tanzi Ridge are the most attractive. Its tourist area is strongly depending upon Three Gorges Dam Project, the world biggest hydropower station project to completely show its project culture and hydraulic engineering culture.
The Exhibition Hall of the Three Gorges Project and the Tanzi Ridge in the Three Gorges Dam
The Exhibition Hall of the Three Gorges Project is open to the public in 1st, October, 1992 with the inscription of the vice-premier of the state council, Zhoujiahua. Covering an area of 6,600 square meters, this exhibition hall is divided into several special subject exhibitions including environment protection, immigration, technology progress, electronic production, photography, etc. It is decorated and designed according to the international standard for exhibition, which sets film show room, VIP room and so on. Majestically, it has the longest colorful picture of the Three Gorges with birds’ eye view scenery.
Tanzi Ridge with its height 262.5 meters height above the sea level is located in the surveying point for the Three Gorges Dam Project. Its shape looks like a crock, therefore comes its name. The Tanzi Ridgec can be divided into three storeys according to the increase of its height and you can view the relievos which is an 800-million-year old stone from the bottom of the Yangtze River and a huge book sculpture record the introduction of the Three Gorges Dam Project.
Useful information for your tour to the Three Gorges Dam: 1) the ticket price: 105 RMB/ adult. 2) Ways to get to there: take city bus line 4, 10, 21,100,101 buses to the Yemingzhu station and then take change bus No.8 to Liuzhashou Tourist Reception Center to take the tourist shuttle buses to the Three Gorges Dam Tourist Area. 3) Best position to have a birds’ eye view on the dam and the marvelous spectacle of flood discharge—Dam Viewing Point. 4) Attractions near the Three Gorge Dam: Wu Gorge, the Chinese Sturgeon Museum and Huangling Temple.