Zenfolio | Eric Bergan | 3 Gorges Dam
On our first day aboard the Yangzi Explorer, we had to pass through the locks at the 3 Gorges dam. The reservoir level was about 170 meters, so we had 4 locks to pass through, which took about three and a half hours. The first one was interesting, the rest not so much.

Once we were through the locks, we had an excursion to a few sites around the dam, including a visitors center with a model of the area, and views down on the locks and the dam itself.

_Morning Canyon 1797

_Morning Canyon 1797

_Bottom of the Locks 1810

_Bottom of the Locks 1810

_Entering Lock 1811

_Entering Lock 1811

_Inside Lock 1816

_Inside Lock 1816

_Rear lock doors closing 1827

_Rear lock doors closing 1827

_Lock filling 1828

_Lock filling 1828

_Front lock door opening 1831

_Front lock door opening 1831

_3 Gorges Reservoir 1843

_3 Gorges Reservoir 1843

_Model of 3 Gorges Dam and Locks 1862

_Model of 3 Gorges Dam and Locks 1862

_3 Gorges Dam 1877

_3 Gorges Dam 1877

_Lock from above 1889

_Lock from above 1889

_Yangzi Explorer 1982

_Yangzi Explorer 1982

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Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Asia
Subcategory Detail:China
Keywords:3 Gorges dam