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长江  三峡
The Yangtze River and It's Three Gorges

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If you wish to find the beating heart of China, there is only one road that takes you there. The Yangtze River...
Third longest river on the planet, it takes the melt water of the Tibetan Plateau, mixes it with the runoff from most of the mountains of western China, then blasts down through the gorges to flood the rice bowl of eastern China. To understand the power of this river, imagine the combined flows of the Nile, Amazon and Mississippi surging through this channel. Capable of rising as much as 275 feet in a very few days, the Yangtze (or Chiang Jiang) has historically been the source of horrendous floods, claiming lives by the hundreds of thousands.
 
The vertical walls of the Yangtze Gorges
photo © Lance Nevard

 
A dinner and dance boat on the Yangtze
photo © Charles Nygard

  
The Renowned Red Pavilion of Shibao Zhai
photo © C Nygard
More of Lanruo Dian - The Red Pavilion of Shibao Zhai
 

 
 
Goatherder Welcomes Us with Song
photo © L Nevard
Daning He - The Mini-Three Gorges
 

 
 
Farm Clinging to the Very Steep walls of the Yangtze
photo © L Nevard
 

The last of the Yangtze sailing sampans
photo © L Nevard
 

Steep slopes of a tributary flowing into the Yangtze
photo © L Nevard

 
Yangtze Sunset
photo © L Nevard

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