We had an absolutely perfect day with our tour guide - Rogin Luo - who took us for a hike along The Great Wall! Didn't know what to expect and were thrilled to have him as our guide. Very imformative, knowledgable and fun! We go to experience a part of The Great Wall that was unrestored and see all its natural beauty. Got a long history lesson along the way! After the hike, we all went to lunch at a small place at the bottom of the hill. Located in a house, we ate lunch in the proprietors bedroom! What a hoot! Rogin is the Best of the Best! This tour company delivered for us and we are extremely grateful.
China's Three Gorges Dam receives record number of visitors during Spring Festival
A record number of tourists swarmed into the city of Yichang, home of the Three Gorges Dam in central China's Hubei province, during the seven-day Spring Festival holiday.
From Jan. 22 to 28, over 565,000 tourists visited the city, bringing in 192 million yuan (about 30.45 million US dollars) in tourism-related revenues, according to statistics frmo the city's tourism bureau.
The city touts the scenic Three Gorges Dam, as well as the Gezhouba Dam and Xiling Gorge, as major tourist attractions.
The Three Gorges Dam is a multi-functional water control system, consisting of a 2,309-meter-long, 185-meter-high dam, a five-tier ship lock and 26 hydropower generators.
The construction of the 22.5-billion-US-dollar Three Gorges project began in 1993 and was finished in 2009. It started generating electricity in 2003.
Xinhua | February 01, 2012
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