Posted by: danielfee | May 11, 2012

Travel Photo of the Day 05-11-2012

Yangtze River, China

The third longest river in the world is the Yangtze River which flows from the Tibetan Plateau to the East China Sea. The most scenic stretch is through the Three Gorges area. With the completion of the Three Gorges Dam in 2006, the river in this area has been transformed into more of a lake with the water level being raised to a maximum of 175 meters above sea level. This resulted in the water level being raised around 250 feet from the previous level and provided a wider navigable channel, but the views are just as spectacular as before. The three gorges are the Qutang, Wu and Xilingxia. A side trip up the Daning River, a major tributary, offers even more spectacular views as the channel narrows as you traverse up the river. This photo is of the stretch called the Little Three Gorges on the Daning River.




  1. Beautiful river!

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